Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shelter, as beneath eaves.
- n. Eaves: the underside of a roof that extends beyond the external walls of a building
“The chickens were convinced that the eave was their roosting niche.”
“Slopping down that paint as quickly as I could, I was working on a stretch of the roof called an eave, which I could barely reach, even on my tiptoes, when I came to a big, baggy-looking sack hanging stuck to a corner.”
“The light within the eave was a dusky twilight at the entrance, which failed altogether in the inner recesses.”
“Did you know that at the elevation in pre-Reformation England, some of the faithful were known to call out, "'eave 'im 'igher!”
“She gestures towards him from a shadowed eave and he comes closer.”
“Paige found a crawl space under an eave in the house and when she could, she would climb inside and hide.”
“There is a four or five year old house in Lakewood/Seward Park that has a massive faux stone chimney on the outside going up two floors only to end under the eave.”
“Covert, they read, in quaint carved letters under the eave of the porch.”
“No one can point to the real final straw - gen mod crops, climate change, the eave shortage brought about by depressed housing starts - it could have been anything.”
“She hustled toward the library and waited under an eave as the storm poured down.”
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