Sentence Examples

  • The houses are built of clay with (generally) flat roofs impervious to fire.
  • He could see the clear starry sky between the dark roofs of two penthouses.
  • Simple roofs in general use with a double slope are the " coupled rafter roofs," the rafters meeting at the highest point upon a horizontal ridge-piece which stiffens the framework and gives a level ridge-line.
  • The famous Venetian pozzi, or wells for storing rain-water from the roofs and streets, consisted of a closed basin with a water-tight stratum of clay at the bottom, upon which a slab of stone was laid; a brick shaft of radiating bricks laid in a permeable jointing material of clay and sand was then built.
  • The roofs are laid out as gardens and preserved for the exclusive use of the women.