cottage roof

cottage roof

A roof which has common rafters that rest on wall plates and are joined at their upper ends in a ridge; no principal beams are used.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It was of small dimensions, with a peaked cottage roof, and not much else to be seen, the dirt being raised five feet all around as if it were a compost heap.
loud and piercing was the storm, The cottage roof was shelter'd sure, The cottage hearth was bright and warm--An orphan boy the lattice pass'd, And, as he mark'd its cheerful glow, Felt doubly keen the midnight blast, And doubly cold the fallen snow.
It might have been the dropping of water from the cottage roofs while I passed through the village, or the groundless alarm of my own suspicious fancy, but I thought I was being followed as I walked back to the inn.
ABERFOYLE Formation of two dormer window extensions to existing cottage roof atThe Old Smiddy for Simon Cranefield; Construction of 1800 metres of ATV access tracks at land north of Gartnerichnich for Andy Malcolm, Cowal andTrossachs District Office.
In the late chalk drawing Winter Landscape with Working Figures (1890), the cottage roof is softened by a blanket of snow tasselled with icicles, but the mossy roof of the summer Farmhouse looks almost as soft, draped over the building's crooked roof-ridge like a rug over a horse.
He gathered a team of talented musicians and used authentic sounds of the island, creating percussion using the clash of local stones, the creaking of the cottage roof, the crashing waves of Corran Sands and the winds that sweep over the Paps.
Mary Shelley has her 'hero' wander off into a forest and hide in an isolated cottage roof, learning language and human values from a peaceful group of rustic folk.
* ROOFLESS: Director of Northorpe Hall Child and Family Trust Tom Taylor with stone slates next to the damaged cottage roof in the background (PC071111FNor thorpe-02)
Entries range from 'bubble-jet printer' and 'cottage roof'(a bookbinding style) to 'worms and wormholes' and the 'Zimbabwe International Book Fair'.
THIEVES made off with 2,300 valuable slate tiles hidden under bushes after spotting work in progress on a cottage roof.
In the series, the Jones family have earned precious points by installing solar panels on the old cottage roof, insulating the house and installing double glazing.