Sentence Examples

  • The ceilings have the representation of beams and rafters cut in the rock.
  • A large, iron chandelier hung from the rafters of an A-frame roof high above.
  • " Lean-to," " shed," or " pent " roofs are practically developments of the flat roof, one end of the joists (which are now called " rafters ") being tipped up to form a decided slope, which enables slates, tiles, corrugated iron and other materials to be employed which cannot be used upon a " flat " roof.
  • They are enlarged replicas of the primeval wooden hut described above, having rafters with their upper ends crossed; thatched or shingled roof; boarded floors, and logs laid on the roof-ridge at right angles for the purpose of binding the ridge and the rafters firmly together.
  • The bazaars are miserable structures, covered with mats laid on rafters of date trees.