eaves

Part of speech: noun

The projecting edge of a roof.

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Usage examples "eaves":

  1. Passing through the garden- gate of Lappett's farm she made her way to the south- western face of the house to beg a bowl of water of the farmer's wife, and had the sweet surprise of seeing her patient lying under swallows' eaves on a chair her brother had been commissioned to send from London for coming uses. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. I had the wit to see that to force my way past the crowd was impossible; and I darted aside into a narrow passage darkened by wide flat eaves that almost hid the pale evening sky. - "The Red Cockade", Stanley J. Weyman.
  3. She would have the eaves and the pipes painted a nice green, such as would show up well at a distance. - "Joanna Godden", Sheila Kaye-Smith.