from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Protected from rain; provided with channels to carry off rain.


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  • The displuviate atrium is open in such a way as to shed rainwater outwards, keeping most of it from the flooring of the atrium below.

    Magicians of Gor

  • "To approach the house of records over adjoining roofs, eschewing the use of patrolled streets," I said, "then to hurl the iron and rope from the roof of a nearby building to the roof of the house of records, and thence, later, by means of its displuviate atrium, to obtain entrance."

    Magicians of Gor

  • There are five different styles of cavaedium, termed according to their construction as follows: Tuscan, Corinthian, tetrastyle, displuviate, and testudinate.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • In the displuviate, there are beams which slope outwards, supporting the roof and throwing the rainwater off.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

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