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also rooftop, 1610s, from roof (n.) + top (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • Somebody else is going to lose the scent on a roof-top—and I'm going to watch.

  • Every window, door and roof-top was filled with gay and joyous people.

  • Last night the lady was reading to me yonder, on the roof-top.

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • The roof-top was jammed with a pressing throng of—nearly naked people.

    Forsyte's Retreat Winston Marks
  • Through the trees she could see only the roof-top of the thatched cottage in the clearing.

    Whispering Walls Mildred A. Wirt
  • Yet now (like the shining tin of a roof-top) it resounded—to a foot-fall!

  • Directly opposite rises a quarter of the town, tier upon tier of flat-roofed houses, every roof-top covered with people.

  • From them, and from every house-window, balcony and roof-top, a waving multitude cheered the coming of the Master.

    Tarrano the Conqueror Raymond King Cummings
  • Gwendolyn's mother crossed them in flitting leaps, as from one roof-top to another.

  • He looked around for any signs of habitation—a roof-top, a column of smoke; but there was none.

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