mansard roof

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mansard roof a hip roof having two slopes on each side
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mansard roof (Arch) A hipped curb roof; that is, a roof having on all sides two slopes, the lower one being steeper than the upper one.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
So called from its inventor, Fran├žois Mansard, , or Mansart, a distinguished French architect, who died in 1666

Usage

In literature:

This is like farming a mansard roof.
"A Tramp Abroad, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
And he pointed out to Eponine, across the tops of the trees, a light which was wandering about in the mansard roof of the pavilion.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
It was two stories high, with a funny red mansard roof of oval slates.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
I don't know what our poor doctor would prefer; olive green with a mansard roof appears to be his taste.
"Dear Enemy" by Jean Webster
Five years ago, lodged in an attic; live in a swell house now, with a mansard roof, and all the modern inconveniences.
"Life On The Mississippi, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Before he reached them he had to pass the garden which belonged to the house with the mansard roof.
"The Lamp That Went Out" by Augusta Groner
The house has but one story, with attics in the mansard roofs, like those of a farmhouse in the country.
"Imaginary Portraits" by Walter Pater
They had installed him in a garret, high up under a mansarde roof, in the Rue Lesdiguieres, No.
"Honoré de Balzac" by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet
We're going to be married in the fall and live in the old Mead house with the bay windows and the mansard roof.
"Rilla of Ingleside" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The house has but one story, with attics in the mansard roofs, like those of a farmhouse in the country.
"Imaginary Portraits" by Walter Horatio Pater
Sometimes I speculate as to whether it can be due to the mansard-roof of their house.
"The Whole Family A Novel by Twelve Authors" by William Dean Howells, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Heaton Vorse, Mary Stewart Cutting, Elizabeth Jordan, John Kendrick Bangs, Henry James, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Edith Wyatt, Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews, Alice Brown, Henry Van Dyke
The house with the mansard roof was number eight.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
Five years ago, lodged in an attic; live in a swell house now, with a mansard roof, and all the modern inconveniences.
"Life On The Mississippi, Part 9." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The main body of the house was of two stories (through which ran a deep bay in front), with mansard roof.
"David Harum" by Edward Noyes Westcott
Her iron armor sloped down at the sides, so that she looked like an enormous mansard-roof moving through the water.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Within the town there were one or two streets where stood smart wooden houses with Mansard-roofs.
"Jupiter Lights" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
It is the most magnificent place of amusement in America; built in the Renaissance style, with a Mansard roof.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
They lived in a tall house, with a mansard roof.
"Old Kensington" by Miss Thackeray
Against the wall on the left lay Jimmy's bed; her own was across the room, with its head under the break of the mansard roof.
"The Story of Louie" by Oliver Onions
But a Mansard roof in a coarse ugly blue tint, is no thing of beauty.
"Wings and the Child" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
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In news:

Landmark Brownstone Cube, With a Mansard Roof.
Landmark Brownstone Cube, With a Mansard Roof .
A bulky 1848 brownstone cube topped by a steep mansard roof , it sits mysteriously in a neighborhood of much lesser buildings, on the divide between the new retail luxury of SoHo and the jumble of Chinatown.
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