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verge

1. Architect the edge of the roof tiles projecting over a gable
2. Architect the shaft of a classical column
3. English legal history
a. the area encompassing the royal court that is subject to the jurisdiction of the Lord High Steward
b. a rod or wand carried as a symbol of office or emblem of authority, as in the Church
c. a rod held by a person swearing fealty to his lord on becoming a tenant, esp of copyhold land

Verge

Edge of a sloping roof that overhangs a gable.

verge

[vərj]
(building construction)
The edge of a sloping roof which projects over a gable.

verge

1. The edge projecting over the gable of a roof.
2. The shaft of a column; a small ornamental shaft.
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A new study released by the charity on Monday revealed how some very rare species, like fen ragwort and wood calamint, have their last remaining natural homes in Britain nestled in its road verges -- one of the UK's most important yet under-appreciated habitats.
He said: "This is for the development of appropriate schemes to protect or enhance grass verges as they see fit in their area while bearing in mind the council's duties to keep traffic flowing, including the needs of buses, ambulances and refuse lorries, and the effect on the displacement of parking.
Councillor Stewart Stacey "This is for the development and implementation of appropriate schemes to protect or enhance grass verges as they see fit in their area, bearing in mind the council's duties to keep traffic flowing," he said.
Why not insist on residents restoring damaged verges after the completion of building work on their properties?
There are so many other places where this could be done to ease roadside parking, along Caerphilly Road, Heath Park Road, Llanedeyrn, Pentwyn, as well as all the grass verges outside local shops in Fairwater, Llanishen, Whitchurch and many others.
Rev Reed also suggested the wardens' actions were inconsistent with rules on the local Flora Day, when drivers can use verges with impunity.
Sally said many elderly and disabled people lived in the flats nearby and the bizarre verges did little to enhance the estate's look or reputation.
e star wants to help save Britain's wild owers in areas that are under attack from too much mowing, and he's urging all local authorities to adopt the verge management guidelines by the charity Plantlife.
Is this a sign that our verges are to be levelled out and made good again after ten years of asking?
The "Road Verges for Wildflowers" initiative will give greater recognition to the value of roadsides for hosting not just wildflowers but also pollinators and other wildlife.
As such, I am pleased to see that the Welsh Government has commissioned the Road Verges for Wildflowers initiative, in order to recognise the importance of roadside verges for wildflowers, pollinators and other wildlife.
Verges made a name for himself defending the indefensible.