Definition of Ridgepoles

1. Noun. (plural of ridgepole) ¹



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Definition of Ridgepoles

1. ridgepole [n] - See also: ridgepole

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ridgepoles

ridged band
ridgehead
ridgeheads
ridgel
ridgelet
ridgelets
ridgelike
ridgeline
ridgelines
ridgelings
ridgels
ridgepiece
ridgepieces
ridgepole
ridgepoles (current term)
ridger
ridgerope
ridgeropes
ridgers
ridges
ridgeside
ridgesides
ridgetop
ridgetops
ridgewalking
ridgeway
ridgeways
ridgier
ridgiest

Literary usage of Ridgepoles

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1. The Log of the Snark by Charmian London (1915)
"Roofs are sharply peaked, or gabled, and of immense height, the ends curving up, Japanese fashion, with black ridgepoles. The thatch is sugar-cane, ..."

2. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (1900)
"in globe-lamps were hung short here and there under the ridgepoles, and in the blurred circles of light thrown down and trembling slightly to the unceasing ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1896)
"He flies often to the ridgepoles of houses, tops of posts or other conspicuous positions, and one whom I found on the Drachenfels, flew to the very top of ..."

4. The Writings of John Burroughs by John Burroughs (1913)
"In August they will be perching upon telegraph-wires and upon the ridgepoles of hay-barns, with the instinct of migration working in their little bodies. ..."

5. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1905)
"The curving eaves of the red and golden pile, the carven cornices and lofty ridgepoles, depict with exquisite grace and subtle fancy the royal peacock of ..."

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