The strength that had been as a miracle in her body left and she half reeled across the floor, clutching at the back of the chair in which she had spent so many long days staring out over the tin roofs
into the main street of Winesburg.
A broken spray of pine needles rustled along the roof
, or a pine cone dropped with a quick reverberating tap-tap that for an instant startled her.
His duties all performed, --the highest prosperity attained,--his race and future generations fixed on a stable basis, and with a stately roof
to shelter them for centuries to come,--what other upward step remained for this good man to take, save the final step from earth to the golden gate of heaven
His heart began to sink within him; he endeavored to resume his psalm tune, but his parched tongue clove to the roof
of his mouth, and he could not utter a stave.
The firemen leaped to the ground; there was no need to ask where the fire was -- it was rolling up in a great blaze from the roof
Now he took a thinking attitude on the comb of the roof
and scratched the back of his head with his right foot a minute, and finally says,
Pumblechook made out, after carefully surveying the premises, that he had first got upon the roof
of the forge, and had then got upon the roof
of the house, and had then let himself down the kitchen chimney by a rope made of his bedding cut into strips; and as Mr.
But, although the means or ingenuity of the builders did not extend so far as to provide a roof
, they supplied the want by constructing apartments in the interior of the walls of the tower itself.
Then, climbing on the roof
, he had with his own hand bent and run up the colours.
The two Northern sides RO, OF, constitute the roof
, and for the most part have no doors; on the East is a small door for the Women; on the West a much larger one for the Men; the South side or floor is usually doorless.
Ascending to the roof
of the building I watched her for hours, until finally she was lost in the dim vistas of the distance.
But on the other side, on the flat Essex side, a shapeless and desolate red edifice, a vast pile of bricks with many windows and a slate roof
more inaccessible than an Alpine slope, towers over the bend in monstrous ugliness, the tallest, heaviest building for miles around, a thing like an hotel, like a mansion of flats (all to let), exiled into these fields out of a street in West Kensington.