Thursday , 20 June 2024

Eaves meaning

Noun: eaves

Pronunciation: (eevz)

Eaves meaning: The overhang at the lower edge of a roof.

Synonyms or related words: cornice, pelmet, valance

eaves meaning

Quotations: Ambrose Bierce – A rain-spout projecting from the eaves of medieval buildings, commonly fashioned into a grotesque caricature of some personal enemy of the architect or owner of the building. This was especially the case in churches and ecclesiastical structures generally, in which the gargoyles presented a perfect rogues’ gallery of local heretics and controversialists. Sometimes when a new dean and chapter were installed the old gargoyles were removed and others substituted having a closer relation to the private animosities of the new incumbents.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – The tower of porcelain, strange and old, uplifting to the astonished skies Its nine fold painted balconies, with balustrades of twining leaves, and roofs of tile, beneath whose eaves hang porcelain bells that all the time ring with a soft, melodious chime; While the whole fabric is ablaze with varied tints, all fused in one great mass of color, like a maze of flowers illumined by the sun.

Sample sentences:

  1. It rained so heavily that the eaves trough could not handle it.
  2. When we arrived, there was smoke coming from the eaves, so we knew we had a substantial fire.
  3. We were lucky down here. We could have been a St. Bernard with water up to the house eaves.
  4. They love those tall buildings, those apartment complexes where they can make their colonies between the eaves.
  5. We have communities where the entire community is under water, literally to the eaves of buildings.
  6. How would you like to have a thousand brilliantly colored cliff swallows keeping house in the eaves of your barn, and gobbling up insects over your farm at the rate of 100,000 per day?
  7. At length their long kiss severed, with sweet smart and as the last slow sudden drops are shed from sparkling eaves when the storm has fled, so singly flagged the pulses of each heart.
  8. As for principles of law, he should know those which are necessary in the case of buildings having party walls, with regard to water dripping from the eaves, and also the laws about drains, windows, and water supply. And other things of this sort should be known to architects, so that they may be careful not to leave disputed points for the householders to settle after the works are finished, and so that in drawing up contracts the interests of both employer and contractor may be wisely safe-guarded.
  9. Do you know why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.
  10. The floods have damaged the entire city. Water has reached till the eaves of the buildings.
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