housetop

[hous-top]
noun
1.
the top or roof of a house.
Idioms
2.
from the housetops, publicly; generally: The day I got my promotion I wanted to shout it from the housetops.

Origin:
1520–30; house + top1

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housetop (ˈhaʊsˌtɒp)
 
n
1.  the roof of a house
2.  proclaim from the housetops to announce (something) publicly

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He has to do the tapping and keep up an industrious bustle on the housetop during the absence of the slaters.
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