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

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

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

  • A thousand faces now stared up at the men on the roof-top and a rain of stones began falling around them.

    The Girl in the Golden Atom Raymond King Cummings
  • The roof-top was jammed with a pressing throng of—nearly naked people.

    Forsyte's Retreat Winston Marks
  • She turned her head, and her great eyes smiled softly at them across the roof-top.

    The Girl in the Golden Atom Raymond King Cummings
  • Yet now (like the shining tin of a roof-top) it resounded—to a foot-fall!

  • She hurried home and upstairs to the roof-top a good twenty minutes before her scheduled return.

    Our Square and the People in It Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • 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
  • Craddock Sahib will without doubt be found—if he is yet alive—in some quiet garden or on some roof-top.

    Barclay of the Guides Herbert Strang
  • Gwendolyn's mother crossed them in flitting leaps, as from one roof-top to another.

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