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  • verb Present participle of unroof.


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  • The bending, and in some cases breaking, trees showed the great force of the wind, and the unroofing and demolishing of small outbuildings gave further evidence of the power of the storm.

    The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch Or, Great Days Among the Cowboys

  • Mountains, has left his lonely tent, and is unroofing the houses in

    Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z

  • Some of its members wear armour, with helmets and black-lacquered iron visors, and carry 'martoe,' or 'fire-charms,' and various necessary implements; others are clad in head-and-shoulder pieces and gauntlets of light chain-armour, to protect them while pulling down and unroofing houses, which is their especial duty.

    Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs

  • In truth I was exalted into a magician, unroofing the village, and baring its crime and wickedness to the eye of _justice_.

    Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

  • I have said that the winter had not ended when we began operations at the British Hotel; and very often, after we considered we were fairly under spring's influence, our old enemy would come back with an angry roar of wind and rain, levelling tents, unroofing huts, destroying roads, and handing over May to the command of General Fevrier.

    Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

  • Here the storm-cloud widened to about three hundred yards, extending across the valley, running east and west through his farm, reaching his barn, and on its northern border, unroofing it and destroying the gable ends, inflicting a damage to the extent of three hundred dollars on the barn, and on the property itself of about twice that amount.

    A Full Description of the Great Tornado in Chester County, Pa.

  • Vent, and fell to unroofing the House; and so destroy'd the whole Structure they were called to save.

    The Theater (1720)

  • In proportion as they are powerful in modern life, all the books and papers that we have are engaged in the business of going about the world discovering people to themselves, unroofing first person singulars in it, getting people to use their own reference books on all life.

    The Lost Art of Reading

  • The battle-breeze from this white man's war has risen to a tempest, unroofing the Long House, scattering you for the moment, creating a disorder, inciting a passion foreign to the traditions of the Iroquois.

    The Reckoning

  • Page 53 nations of the earth, causing the plowshare of destruction to glide through the flourishing fields of human society, unroofing the temples, of civilizations and flooding their open halls with human gore, and piling high around their fluted columns the broken bones and bleeding bodies of the dead and dying, causing the widow to weep and the orphan to sigh and clamor for bread.

    Autobiography, sermons, addresses, and essays of Bishop L. H. Holsey, D. D.,


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