roofing tile

Definitions

  • Kinds of roofing materials excavated include flat tiles (shown here), curved pantiles, slate, and shingles
    Kinds of roofing materials excavated include flat tiles (shown here), curved pantiles, slate, and shingles
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n roofing tile a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Usage

In literature:

The building, which has a total length of 70 feet, is of stone, with a tiled roof, and now forms dwelling-houses.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester" by G. H. Palmer
Tiles had slipped from the roof, and the birds went in and out as they listed.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
They were all alike with patched rubberoid roofs, broken tile chimneys, windows with broken panes.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
The houses are mostly of wood, gaudily painted; the roofs are covered with glazed tile of various hues.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
After various experiments Dr. Lalanne adapted to the purpose the hollow roof tile in use everywhere in the South of France.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
Thin slips of wood, used principally in America, in lieu of slate or tiles in roofing.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The more imposing residences may be of Spanish architecture with red tiled roofs which look very handsome.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
The floor is partly stone partly tiles, as if the original designer had been, in his day, uncertain whether to make a roof of it, or not.
"Happy-Thought Hall" by F. C. Burnand
The houses are mostly of one story, painted yellow, with roofs covered with red tile.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
He did not insist, but turned sharply to the left, and the next instant I stood before the threshold of a low stone house with a new tiled roof.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
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In poetry:

And while she tells them, weeping,
of her strange adventure,
the wind furiously gnashes
against the slate roof tiles.
"The Gypsy And The Wind" by Federico Garcia Lorca
When, lo! as if by touch of magic wand,
On every roof, of tile, of thatch or wood,
As instantly as magic doth respond,
A cross, of various size and form there stood.
"From A Saxon Legend." by Alfred Castner King
The soldiers far from home will sleep more soundly
Knowing the sheltering mounds above their heads
Are roofed across with tiles from distant England
And English grass is planted round their beds.
"The British Military Cemetery at Sebastopol" by Konstantin Simonov
In his house by the Maese, with its roof of tiles,
And weathercocks flying aloft in air,
There are silver tankards of antique styles,
Plunder of convent and castle, and piles
Of carpets rich and rare.
"A Dutch Picture. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But rather than sit like a statue so still
When the rain made her mansion a pound,
Up and down would she go, like the sails of a mill,
And pat every stair, like a woodpecker's bill,
From the tiles of the roof to the ground.
"The Paint-Kings" by Washington Allston

In news:

Company Boral Roofing has introduced a line of roof tiles that it says have pollution-busting properties.
SRS Energy's Solé Power Tile is a building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) roofing product for curved, steep-slope roofing systems.
Check out the white-wash interior, breathtaking backyard and trademark blue-tiled roof .
The home has a large three-car garage, a tiled roof, a covered porch with large pillars decorating the entry, and numerous rooflines that break up the contour of the Showboat 's facade.
5,000 square-feet of white (BRAND NEW) Ludowici roofing tiles.
Brad Ballenger enjoys a moment with his wife Laura after the 2005 Souza fire, which threatened the lives of firefighters when a portion of a tile roof collapsed.
The Sunslates overlap, like roofing shingles, with each tile wired separately—although there is usually only one penetration point.
CARPENTRY HOME Repair/ Remodel, Additions, Hardwood, Tile, Roofing, Siding Replacement windows, kitchens, baths, Sunrooms, Screened porches 37 yrs.
A Santa Barbara resort owner has decided to share some very distinctive roofing tiles for the benefit of families in need of affordable housing.
FILE** A construction worker wearing a safety harness installs roofing tiles June more.
Smog has a new enemy roofing tiles.
Boral Roofing recently presented their new Boral Pure Tiles at the 2011 PCBC in San Francisco.
The first of its kind, this curved solar roofing tile is designed to seamlessly integrate with US Tile's clay roof products.
Or, are we only really achieving sustainability if we can tear off our old roofs, recycle and transform them into new roofing products like walkways, tiles or even new roofing membranes.
"If you throw the code at it, you are going to run into all sorts of limits," Mr Stalk says, describing a North Las Vegas meeting in which building officials insisted on stucco facades, red tile roofs and even planter boxes on the structures.
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In science:

As was first pointed out in , each configuration of the rhombus tiling can be obtained by pro jecting a roof-type surface in the cubic lattice to the diagonal hyperplane.
Random Tilings: Concepts and Examples
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