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“Roof” Pronunciation

A roofer in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has a dispute with his boss over how to pronounce the word roof. Most people pronounce roof to rhyme with the word proof, but some pronounce like the word rough and some pronounce it to rhyme with hoof. This is...

eyebrow window

eyebrow window  n.— «Furzemoor Cottage is a pretty home with a wired thatch roof (extensively re-thatched in 2003) with wide eyebrow windows.» —“Chocolate-box pretty for Easter” Henley Standard (United...

cat slide

cat slide  n.— «Furzemoor Cottage is a pretty home with a wired thatch roof (extensively re-thatched in 2003) with wide eyebrow windows and a “cat slide”—the term for a section of a roof that is extended to cover a lean-to or side room, so...

square

square  n.— «This time last year, roof repairs generally cost $180 to $240 per every 100 square feet, or what the industry calls a “square,” said Aaron Anders, who owns a local roofing company. Today, he said, roof work costs from $240 to...

rebadging

rebadging  n.— «In a practice sometimes called “rebadging” or “rebranding,” base models of used cars have other features such as sunroofs, leather seats or roof racks added—along with badges or stickers indicating...

bomber’s moon

bomber’s moon  n.— «When the novel opens, Harriet is atop Coventry’s cathedral watching for fires. Jeremy is on another part of the roof, and both are at the mercy of a bright, full moon, commonly called a bomber’s moon. It soon becomes...