from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The upper story formed by the lower slope of a mansard roof.
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- adj. having two slopes on each side, the lower being steeper than the upper
- n. A mansard roof
- n. The upper storey of a building, surrounded by such a roof
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In French, a mansard roof; a dormer-window; hence, a chamber lighted by such a window; a chamber in the roof: in English used in all these senses. See Mansard roof, under roof.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hip roof having two slopes on each side
- adj. (of a roof) having two slopes on all sides with the lower slope steeper than the upper
A man of average height must stoop under the beams of the little mansard chamber in No. 20 Bonngasse.
His mansard-roofed summer mansion- called Bleak House - stood at what is now 13th and Geranium until it was torn down in 1916.
It has a mansard roof, and is in northern California.
Later, in the 1870s, with the French no longer Britain's naturalenemies, Second Empire architecture became popular, with its telltale mansard roofs, dormer windows and bracketed balconies.
Late Victorian, solidly brick built, it rose through three floors of diminishingly elaborate casement windows, the uppermost arched attractively and poking out from a fine mansard roof.
So perhaps the architect should put in for a three-storey building with a mansard roof (which would be a couple of feet taller than the building opposite), getting the developer four storeys.
He'd gone up there with another altar boy from Moosup; the two occupied separate rooms in the old Victorian house, a place whose long windows and mansard roof made it look like something out of the Addams Family.
A 1997 fire destroyed the top stories, including the mansard, of what was originally a six-story structure.
In "Paris Through a Window," a human-headed yellow cat perches on a window sill; the Eiffel Tower looms above mansard roofs; a parachute-jumper descends from the tower; an upside-down train and two figures float past; a blue-faced, Janus-headed man lurks in a corner, holding a heart in his blue palm.
With its mansard roof and intricately ornamental exterior, 901 Broadway was an obvious candidate for landmark status, which it received in 1977.