from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The material prepared for building roofs or covering them; generally the covering material only, as sheathing, shingles, slates, and the like.


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  • I looked under the broken roofage of the boughs upon a blossoming jungle of shrubs and plants which seemed to have been called into life by a more potent sun.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864

  • The old shabby church showed, as usual, its quaint extent of roofage and the relievo skeleton on one gable, still blackened with the fire of thirty years ago.

    Lay Morals

  • From my bed I looked across the red-tiled terrace to the stone-pines with their velvet roofage and the blue-peaked hills of

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete Series I, II, and III

  • From my bed I looked across the red-tiled terrace to the stone pines with their velvet roofage and the blue-peaked hills of StabiƦ.

    New Italian sketches

  • He threw their arches out, and interwove the groinings of their vaults, like the bough-roofage overhead.

    Literary and General Lectures and Essays

  • Above and below are lofty walls of limestone and ferrugiuous rock, that, in many places, overhang the sweeping waters at their base, and form roofage beneath which swarms of prairie swallows are wont to raise their annual broods.


  • Their forms were oval, and the roofage so complete, we were amply sheltered in one of them from a heavy shower which fell during our stay.


  • These lodges (some of them containing quantities of roofage to the amount of ten or fifteen buffalo skins) are large and commodious; and, even comfortable, in the severest weather; the heat from the centre fire, being refracted on striking the sloping sides, communicates an agreeable warmth to every part.


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