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green roof

noun
1.
a roof covered with vegetation, designed for its aesthetic value and to optimize energy conservation
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  • Then we could hear only the drip of raindrops leaking through the green roof.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • She laughed gently, and raised her eyes to the green roof of the needles.

    Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete Winston Churchill
  • And up he flew into the green roof and sang; but in the song there was no poetry, for the spirit of the poet was gone.

    Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • His gaze roved to the green roof above their heads, a solid ceiling of thick leaves and interwoven arches.

    Shadows in the Moonlight Robert E. Howard
  • They spread out so flat that they make a green roof over the flowers, completely screening them from the passer-by.

  • Lying on his back and looking upward into the green roof, Henry listened to the forest concert.

    The Keepers of the Trail

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Chester lay on his back, his hands clasped behind his head, staring up at the green roof.

    What Not Rose Macaulay
  • Soon the heavy shower exhausted itself; and I emerged from beneath my green roof.

  • Far off, through a cutting in the road, there soon stood out against the light-blue sky, the green roof of a village church.

    Boyhood Leo Tolstoy
  • Not only were the steps crowded, but two men had climbed to the green roof and were sitting on the very apex of the building.

    A Wanderer in Paris

    E. V. Lucas

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