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eaves

That part of a roof that projects beyond the exterior wall; usually the lower edge of a sloped roof. Also see bellcast eaves, boxed eaves, bracketed eaves, closed eaves, coved eaves, flared eaves, open eaves.
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sir, they know the world." And here, haply, a great man coming up, Tom Eaves's hat would drop off his head, and he would rush forward with a bow and a grin, which showed that he knew the world too--in the Tomeavesian way, that is.
The fellow, acting on impulse of curiosity, stepped to my side and to his undoing, for as he leaned to peer over the eaves I grasped him by his throat and his pistol arm and threw him heavily to the roof.
There is the way." And this time he pointed to the top of a ladder which protruded above the eaves of the roof near-by.
Its various parts, however, were set together with the same strange irregularity that marked the architecture of the city as a whole; and it was capped by an enormous saucer-shaped roof which projected far beyond the eaves, having the appearance of a colossal Chinese coolie hat, inverted.
But he would soon return again, and hiding his weapon under the projecting eaves of the house, and rolling his clumsy trinkets carefully in a piece of tappa, would resume his more pacific operations as quietly as if he had never interrupted them.
Look at those shields upon my wall and under my eaves. Each of them is the device of some noble lord or gallant knight who hath slept under my roof at one time or another.
Tuesday, June 18: 'Woodhouse circular', From Woodhouse Eaves over the Charnwood Hills.
Tampa Bay, FL, April 19, 2019 --(PR.com)-- With a commitment to excellence in real estate, the Judy Eaves Team has being named the Top Sales Team for RE/MAX Bay to Bay (now RE/MAX Alliance Group) throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, for the highest sales volume in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
When we bought our home, the termite inspector found dry rot on the eaves, and the seller had to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the damaged boards.
Tom Eaves was top scorer last season with 18 and he wants to get over 20 this season.