Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A roof under another; a lower roof.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Sin makes for the sinning man 'an under-roof of doleful grey,' which shuts out all the glories above.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Isaiah and Jeremiah

  • A soft gray under-roof of cloud slid on before a soft west wind, and here and there a stray gleam of sunlight shot into the vale across the purple mountain-tops, and awoke into busy life the denizens of the water, already quickened by the mysterious electric influences of the last night's thunder-shower.

    Phaethon

  • Dark curdled clouds, "which had built up everywhere an under-roof of doleful grey," swept on before the bitter northern wind, which whistled through the low leafless hedges and rotting wattles, and crisped the dark sodden leaves of the scattered hollies, almost the only trees in sight.

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

  • Chris Holliday of Holliday Construction, says he hopes to have the construction project under-roof in the next couple of weeks.

    Boonville Daily News Homepage RSS

  • The farmers have better control of odor because, as Bruce explains, with under-roof manure storage, rain does not make contact with the manure and evaporate off of it.

    Brownfield

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