Usage examples for GABLES

  1. The outer walls would not be strong enough to take the large gables and roof. – A Mere Accident by George Moore
  2. He rode slowly into the long street between the overhanging gables – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  3. I had thought that on dark nights and stormy nights, when the wind was whining dolefully about the gables my light in my window might be- well, Jean might like to see it there. – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  4. Next, it was that stage in the progress of the week when business- which, carried on under the gables of an old country place, is not devoid of a romantic sparkle- was well- nigh extinguished. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  5. In one of them, nearest the gate, high up aloft, and close under the gables there gleamed a brighter light than all the others. – Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life by Charles King
  6. I think Crailing is a delightful little place, and I am going to regard Red Gables as a haven of refuge from the storms of professional life. – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  7. This old building, with its high gables and pointed roofs, holds the memory of many great chapters in French history. – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  8. I read the 'Marble Faun' first, and then the 'Scarlet Letter, ' and then the 'House of Seven Gables ' and then the 'Blithedale Romance; ' but I always liked best the last, which is more nearly a novel, and more realistic than the others. – Literature and Life by William Dean Howells
  9. Upon the second crest, and in the cleft between the two, are huddled together the steep alleys and crazy tottering houses, all corners and gables of the old town. – When Love Calls by Stanley J. Weyman
  10. Miss Kingsley and Miss Janet had kept school together at The Gables for the last twelve years. – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  11. What I noticed particularly was, that the houses on the main street all had their gables seaward; and are so built that the people can step from their doors into their boats. – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  12. The whole town has a wharf- y look; and it is difficult to say why the tall brick houses, their gables running by steps to a peak, and each one leaning forward or backward or sideways, and none perpendicular, and no two on a line, are so interesting. – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  13. The whole building is surmounted by brick battlements, everything else being of granite, resting on a good trefoil corbel table, and, as the roofs are perfectly flat, there are no gables – Portuguese Architecture by Walter Crum Watson
  14. The gables faced east and west. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  15. I'll take a long look, though, now, at these high gables with the sunshine on them, and at those strange casements, and these white trees. – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  16. As indicated by the date stone in one of the gables Upsala was begun in 1798 by John Johnson, Junior, who inherited the land from his grandfather, also named John Johnson, and was some three years in the building. – The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia by Frank Cousins Phil M. Riley
  17. It was a fairly long walk to Gray Gables but their way led through one of the prettiest parts of Sanford. – Marjorie Dean, High School Junior by Pauline Lester
  18. As to the houses of the town, they are not unlike the tottering and picturesque old roofs and gables of King Street. – Oxford by Lang, Andrew
  19. There is no cellar proper to The Gables at least no such cellar appears in the plans. – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer