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  • The story of this novel is really the story of our house here in Santa Cruz, a steep-roofed Victorian a block back from the ocean.

    James Houston discusses Bird of Another Heaven

  • The mikko descended wooden stairs from his steep-roofed palace, its ridgepole adorned with sculptures of ivory-billed woodpeckers.

    Fire The Sky

  • Photos from that time show steep-roofed, austere buildings clustered around central courts and surrounded by flat, largely treeless lots.

    Where We Live: Fairlington, in Northern Virginia

  • Once on horseback my embarrassment disappeared, and I rode through Truckee, whose irregular, steep-roofed houses and shanties, set down in a clearing and surrounded closely by mountain and forest, looked like a temporary encampment; passed under the

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • It was dotted with bright-looking, steep-roofed, villages, and each showed

    The War in the Air

  • The house, which seemed to consist of two or three high, narrow, and steep-roofed buildings, projecting from each other at right angles, formed one side of the inclosure.

    Waverley

  • There was but one picture — a magazine color-plate of a steep-roofed village in the Harz Mountains which suggested kobolds and maidens with golden hair.

    Main Street

  • Much of the terrain reminded Istvan achingly of his own home valley; many of the villages, with their walls and their fortresslike, steep-roofed houses of gray stone, could have been Kunhegyes, where he'd grown up.

    Rulers of the Darkness

  • The track reached the mill and became a narrow path, winding between the steep-roofed building and the precinct wall, and crossing the head-race by a little wooden bridge with a single hand-rail.

    The Raven In The Foregate

  • From their ridge they looked down at an impressive array of buildings, the manor-house itself built long and steep-roofed over a squat undercroft, the entire visible sweep of the stockade lined within with barn and byre and store.

    The Virgin In The Ice

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