Chili peppers were everywhere, drying on mats, on roofs, and in fields.
Rooftop solar—individual homeowners putting generating systems on their roofs—is also booming in Arizona.
Suddenly white frozen pearls drum on roofs and tarps, make the jasmine fall off the trees and drown in puddles.
I know the poorer neighborhoods where the people slept on the roofs and would look at us in awe when we asked for their help.
Can we cook our own meals, repair our own roofs, make ourselves pay our own bills and not rely on the government to bail us out?
Freezing out on the floes; stewing under their roofs of snow.
They looked from the windows of the hospital, and from the roofs of houses.
Their huts in considerable numbers were seen along the shore, the roofs being conical and covered with leaves.
The shells had blown the roofs from those places of supposed safety.
The capital of the Territory was composed chiefly of roofs and dormer windows, of squatty wooden islands in a boundless sea.
Old English hrof "roof, ceiling, top, summit; heaven, sky," also figuratively, "highest point of something," from Proto-Germanic *khrofam (cf. Old Frisian rhoof "roof," Middle Dutch roof, rouf "cover, roof," Dutch roef "deckhouse, cabin, coffin-lid," Middle High German rof "penthouse," Old Norse hrof "boat shed").
No apparent connections outside Germanic. "English alone has retained the word in a general sense, for which the other languages use forms corresponding to OE. þæc thatch" [OED]. Roof of the mouth is from late Old English. Raise the roof "create an uproar" is attested from 1860, originally in U.S. Southern dialect.
early 15c., from roof (n.). Related: Roofed; roofing.
roof (rōōf, ruf)
The upper surface of an anatomical structure, especially one having a vaulted inner structure.