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green roof

a roof covered with vegetation, designed for its aesthetic value and to optimize energy conservation
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  • The green roof which I had painted glistened in the sun, and we could see it for a long time.

  • Then we could hear only the drip of raindrops leaking through the green roof.

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

    Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Drawing his head down under the green roof, he hung by his arms, gazing intently.

    The Vinland Champions Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
  • 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
  • Then in the green roof above a riot of shrill, sweet triumph broke the hush, and Peter leaped to his feet and laughed.

    The Lee Shore Rose Macaulay
  • They spread out so flat that they make a green roof over the flowers, completely screening them from the passer-by.

  • On nights when, through the crevices of the green roof, there are stars hung in the sky, the weight lifts.

    Tenting To-night Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Chester lay on his back, his hands clasped behind his head, staring up at the green roof.

    What Not Rose Macaulay

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