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Encyclopedia

  • A gable roof in its simplest form. Look up gable in Wiktionary, the A gable is the generally triangular portion of a wall between the edges of a sloping roof. — “Gable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Gables, Nebraska, an unincorporated community in the United States This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. — “Gables - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A Dutch gable or Flemish gable is a gable whose sides have a shape made up of one or more curves and has a pediment at the top. Examples of Dutch-gabled buildings can be found in historic cities across Europe. — “Dutch gable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • The venerable cathedral towers, and the old jackdaws and rooks whose airy voices made them more retired than perfect silence would have done; the battered gateways, one stuck full with statues, long thrown down, and crumbled away, like the reverential pilgrims who had gazed upon them; the still nooks, where the ivied growth of centuries crept over gabled ends and ruined walls; the ancient houses, the pastoral landscape of field, orchard, and garden; everywhere–on everything–I felt the same serener air, the same calm, thoughtful, softening spirit. — “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens
  • But when we reached the old bridge, with the tall osiers standing by the buttress, and looked back at poor Knowl–the places we love and are leaving look so fairy-like and so sad in the clear distance, and this is the finest view of the gabled old house, with its slanting meadow-lands and noble timber reposing in solemn groups–I gazed at the receding vision, and the tears came at last, and I wept in silence long after the fair picture was hidden from view by the intervening uplands. — “Uncle Silas” by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • To cross to the other side of the deck was like walking up the steep gabled roof of a house. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • The large and spacious houses, with their oriel, latticed windows, their huge fireplaces, and their gabled roofs, breathe of the days of hose and doublet, of pearl-embroidered stomachers, and complicated oaths. — “Three Men in a Boat” by Jerome K. Jerome
  • Vague imaginings of its castle, its three mints, its magnificent apsidal abbey, the chief glory of South Wessex, its twelve churches, its shrines, chantries, hospitals, its gabled freestone mansions–all now ruthlessly swept away–throw the visitor, even against his will, into a pensive melancholy, which the stimulating atmosphere and limitless landscape around him can scarcely dispel. — “Jude the Obscure” by Thomas Hardy

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