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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of unroof.

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Examples

  • SAGE, where Asmodeus the Demon, places Don Cleofas on an elevated situation, and unroofs the houses for his inspection.

    Fugitive Pieces

  • He carries them to the graves of the dead and there teaches them union, and, like Asmodeus, unroofs every dwelling in the land to discover to the people the multitude of their woes.

    Thomas D'Arcy McGee

  • ” He unroofs the houses, and ships the population to America.

    V. English Traits. Ability

  • The son of Kalev received the huge blade from the hands of the smith with reverence, and whirled it round like a fiery wheel, and it whistled through the air like the tempest that breaks oaks and unroofs houses.

    The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country

  • He unroofs the houses, and ships the population to America.

    English Traits (1856)

  • He cuts and saws the solid pond, unroofs the house of fishes, and carts off their very element and air, held fast by chains and stakes like corded wood, through the favoring winter air, to wintry cellars, to underlie the summer there.

    Walden~ Chapter 16 (historical)

  • He buries up the whole country, he breaks down the trees, and sometimes unroofs the houses.

    Rollo's Museum

  • "Fight with silver spears" ( 'i. e'. with bribes), "and them shall prevail in all things."] [Footnote 2: The 'Diable Boiteux' of Le Sage, where Asmodeus, the demon, places Don Cleofas on an elevated situation, and unroofs the houses for inspection.

    Byron's Poetical Works, Volume 1

  • [Footnote 8: The Diable Boiteux of LE SAGE, where Asmodeus the Demon, places Don Cleofas on an elevated situation, and unroofs the houses for his inspection.] [Footnote 9: Sele's publication on Greek metres is not remarkable for its accuracy.] [Footnote 10: Every Cambridge man will assent to this, -- the Latin of the Schools is almost unintelligible.] [Footnote 11: The discovery of Pythagoras, that the square of the

    Fugitive Pieces

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