- n. Plural form of gable.
“High chimneys climb both ends of the structure and three windows are set in gables on the second floor.”
“It faces to the south, so that the little court between the gables is a veritable sun-trap, wherein grow magnolia and jessamine; while roses, Dutch honeysuckle, clematis and wistaria cover the whole front of the house and almost hide the mullioned windows.”
“And on the gables is a representation of the fight between the Lapithæ and the Centaurs at the marriage of Pirithous.”
“A gables is the triangle formed by a sloping roof.”
“This required HUD to change the rules prohibiting any frills -- such as gables, cornices or materials more sumptuous than brick -- that might enhance the surroundings of welfare recipients at the expense of taxpayers.”
“One of the pleasures of this novel is Cunningham's description of these intoxicating homes, from the "insistent glittery buzz" of a Manhattan party to a rambling mansion on the coast, "all fieldstone and gables, girded on three of its four sides by verandas; contrived, somehow, with a sense of absolute authenticity.”
“J. Barry Griswell, the retired chairman and CEO of the Principal Financial Group, said business people and entrepreneurs have had two choices over the past year: Retreat to the basement for a "pity party" or go "up to the gables, look at a blue sky and say, 'What is the opportunity?”
“It was a grand old house, with weathered shingles and brightly painted gables and nautical touches everywhere, and it had been there forever.”
“A house on the edge of the village of Compton Pauncefoot has gables and windows with a gothic look.”
“Covered in pale yellow clapboard with white trim, it had a steep pyramid-shaped roof, gables protruding at different angles, and a turret at one corner.”
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