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  • They overlap one another and use gravity to create a weather-tight seal.

    Asphalt shingles will protect a home for years if they are installed correctly

  • Pont-Gravé kept the colonists at work on the settlement, urging them to make the fort weather-tight before winter.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Walls and roofs were made of horizontal boards, insulated with birchbark, and covered with weather-tight wooden shingles.42 Other Acadian house-types varied in the construction of walls.

    Champlain's Dream

  • ALSO – it comes completely insulated with SIPs, insulated glass windows and according to the specs is quite weather-tight.

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  • I'm also having a handyman friend help me make sure all of the windows anddoors are as weather-tight as they can be before cold weather sets in.

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  • So he led her to a little thatched bower, built with walls of wattle-work daubed with clay, which stood without the remnant of the cot: it was clean and dry, for the roof was weather-tight; but there was nought in it at all save a heap of bracken in a corner.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Those things are piling up around our ports and are ready-made strong weather-tight shells — perfect low-cost house starters.

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  • And forasmuch as crouching under the lee of a hauled-up boat on a night when it blew cold and strong, and when the weather was varied with blasts of hail at times, might be wearisome to amateurs, the reporter closed with the recommendation that the two gentlemen should remain, for a while at any rate, in their present quarters, which were weather-tight and warm.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Really not such a bad cave after all, this — both dry and weather-tight ....

    The Road Leads On

  • The sheep had a weather-tight house with a tarpaulin over the roof, and they grew fatter and fatter; we had every opportunity of noticing this, as we killed one of them regularly every Saturday until we came into the pack-ice and got seal-meat.

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

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