You did not playfully invite gable in for sex hoping he would be courteous.
The trouble with gable was that he was under contract to MGM.
My mother also liked GWTW because she thought that gable was “almost as handsome as Duke Ellington.”
The same violent, primal appeal appeared on-screen and off-screen with gable.
There was a gable on one side in which was a circular opening to serve as window, and it was unglazed.
You will see no gable—there is no such thing on a house of the kind we are describing.
Clumps of dielytra and day-lilies bloomed behind the paling, and a crooked elm hung romantically over the gable of the house.
The gable walls of the transepts and the western wall are also Turkish.
The boughs of the cottonwood, hard as bone, rattled against her gable.
You'll find him lying in the garret at the west end of the gable—drunk.
mid-14c., from Old French gable "facade, front, gable," from Old Norse gafl "gable, gable-end" (in north of England, the word is probably directly from Norse), probably from Proto-Germanic *gablaz "top of a pitched roof" (cf. Middle Dutch ghevel, Dutch gevel, Old High German gibil, German Geibel, Gothic gibla "gable"), from PIE *ghebhel.
Cognates seem to be words meaning both "fork" (cf. Old English gafol, geafel, Old Saxon gafala, Dutch gaffel, Old High German gabala "pitchfork," German Gabel "fork;" Old Irish gabul "forked twig") and "head" (cf. Old High German gibilla, Old Saxon gibillia "skull").
Possibly the primitive meaning of the words may have been 'top', 'vertex'; this may have given rise to the sense of 'gable', and this latter to the sense of 'fork', a gable being originally formed by two pieces of timber crossed at the top supporting the end of the roof-tree." [OED]Related: Gabled; gables.