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  • Shibi (roof tile) — A nihongo|shibi|鴟尾|shibi is a Japanese ornamental tile set on both ends of the ridgepole that tops a shingled roof. The kanji for the word mean kite and tail respectively. Because it resembles a shoe, it is sometimes also called a… …   Wikipedia

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  • tile — 1. noun a) A regularly shaped slab of clay or other material, affixed to cover or decorate a surface, as in a roof tile, glazed tile, stove tile, etc. Each tile within Google Maps consists of 256 times; 256 pixels. b) A rectangular …   Wiktionary

  • Roof shingle — Roof shingles are a roof covering consisting of individual overlapping elements. These elements are normally flat rectangular shapes that are laid in rows without the side edges overlapping, a single layer is used to ensure a water resistant… …   Wikipedia

  • tile — (n.) O.E. tigele roofing shingle, from W.Gmc. *tegala (Cf. O.H.G. ziagal, Ger. ziegel, Du. tegel, O.N. tigl), a borrowing from L. tegula tile (Cf. It. tegola, Fr. tuile), from tegere roof, to cover (see STEGOSAURUS …   Etymology dictionary

  • roof|ing — «ROO fihng, RUF ihng», noun, adjective. –n. material used for roofs. Shingles are a common roofing for houses. –adj. used for roofs: »roofing tile, roofing nails …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roof — A roof is the covering on the uppermost part of a building. A roof protects the building and its contents from the effects of weather. Structures that require roofs range from a letter box to a cathedral or stadium, dwellings being the most… …   Wikipedia

  • tile — tilelike, adj. /tuyl/, n., v., tiled, tiling. n. 1. a thin slab or bent piece of baked clay, sometimes painted or glazed, used for various purposes, as to form one of the units of a roof covering, floor, or revetment. 2. any of various similar… …   Universalium

  • Roof construction — This article is about house construction that consists of beams and an outer weatherproof skin, as found on most domestic architecture. Such roofs may take a number of different shapes. Construction of a ridged roofA simple ridged roof consists… …   Wikipedia

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