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French roof

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A mansard roof.
Example sentences
  • It was two stories high with a French roof and the rooms had exceptionally high ceilings.
  • The building then acquired its Neo-Renaissance form with characteristic, ornamented gables sheltering the French roofs of the middle and edge tracts.
  • The view from Johnston Terrace and the Castle Esplanade were considered important, and the high French roofs were intended to make a picturesque contribution to the city skyline.

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