Usage examples for gable

  1. Up in the little room in the gable stands a little dancing girl. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  2. The effort to retain the original simplicity of line is also evident in the porch roof, which follows closely the wide angle of the gable ends of the house. – Remodeled Farmhouses by Mary H. Northend
  3. There is a stone leaning against the eastern gable with a rudely cut opening which seems to have been the head of the more ancient window. – The South Isles of Aran by Oliver J. Burke
  4. The roof was of red tiles, and where the spreading elms leaned over it the peaked gable was green with moss. – Master Skylark by John Bennett
  5. Cummings dropped the line and sat down, burying his hot face in his arms, for they all saw that Vanrevel thought " it was no use," but a question of a few minutes, and they would retreat across the gable and either jump or go down with the roof. – The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington
  6. Here, to be sure, was Marcel's bed, on which I had lain down; there was the high gable- window, through which the westering sun now poured. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  7. The two windows pinched together in each gable gave to the end of the building likeness to a hideous face. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  8. He could ride all along the roads, and hear his missionaries preaching for him wherever a clock struck, or a dial on the gable of a great stone barn propelled its shadows. – Tales of the Chesapeake by George Alfred Townsend
  9. When the sun rose there were fourteen heads upon the gable. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  10. We remember at another time living in an agricultural district in the low country, in a hovel that was open along the ridge of the roof from gable to gable, so that as we lay a- bed we could tell the hours of the night by the stars that were passing overhead across the chasm. – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller
  11. A few houses and the long wall of the barn still stood; but by this time the house she had brought the guns from had the whole of its roof knocked in, and the stripped gable at the end of the row no longer pricked up its point against the sky; the front of the hollow shell had fallen forward and flung itself across the road. – The Romantic by May Sinclair
  12. There were no windows, but through a gable door, partly ajar, shot a narrow slit of daylight from the afterglow of the sunset. – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  13. That very evening Diana popped into the porch gable, bright- eyed and rosy cheeked, carrying a letter. – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  14. Like mice we scampered past the great schoolroom, with its gable snipping a paler sky than ever, and the shadows melting even in the colonnade underneath. – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung