Usage examples for gable

  1. He thought she was crushed by the fall of the west gable which being of wood, as well as the floor, burnt after it had fallen, and consumed the body with it. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  2. Lighted almost entirely from above, there was no indication outside of the existence of this floor, except one tiny window, with vaguely pointed arch, almost in the very top of the gable – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Up in the little room in the gable stands a little dancing girl. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. This shows us very clearly the angles of the spire resting upon the apex of each gable so that the spire itself is set obliquely to the square of the tower. – Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them by Sidney Heath
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. When bedtime came, Aunt Flora took her upstairs to a little gable room. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. When the sun rose there were fourteen heads upon the gable – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  13. In truth, how had they failed to see, at a hundred steps further, that black gable among branches of chestnut trees? – Ramuntcho by Pierre Loti
  14. One spring a cuckoo came to this nest in the ivy close to the casement; she was seen flying near the house several times, and, being observed to visit the ivy- covered gable was finally traced to the wagtail's nest. – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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