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Definition of eaves swallow
Eaves swallowEaves Eaves, n. pl. [OE. evese, pl. eveses, AS. efese eaves,
brim, brink; akin to OHG. obisa, opasa, porch, hall, MHG.
obse eaves, Icel. ups, Goth. ubizwa porch; cf. Icel.
upsar-dropi, OSw. ops["a]-drup water dropping from the eaves.
Probably from the root of E. over. The s of eaves is in
English regarded as a plural ending, though not so in Saxon.
See Over, and cf. Eavesdrop.]
1. (Arch.) The edges or lower borders of the roof of a
building, which overhang the walls, and cast off the water
that falls on the roof.
2. Brow; ridge. [Obs.] ``Eaves of the hill.' --Wyclif.
3. Eyelids or eyelashes.
And closing eaves of wearied eyes. --Tennyson.
Eaves board (Arch.), an arris fillet, or a thick board with
a feather edge, nailed across the rafters at the eaves of
a building, to raise the lower course of slates a little,
or to receive the lowest course of tiles; -- called also
eaves catch and eaves lath.
Eaves channel, Eaves gutter, Eaves trough. Same as
Eaves molding (Arch.), a molding immediately below the
eaves, acting as a cornice or part of a cornice.
Eaves swallow (Zo["o]l.).
(a) The cliff swallow; -- so called from its habit of
building retort-shaped nests of mud under the eaves of
buildings. See Cliff swallow, under Cliff.
(b) The European swallow. eaves swallowCliff Cliff (kl[i^]f), n. [AS. clif, cloef; akin to OS. klif,
D. klif, klip, Icel. klif, Dan. & G. klippe, Sw. klippa;
perh. orig. a climbing place. See Climb.]
A high, steep rock; a precipice.
Cliff swallow (Zo["o]l.), a North American swallow
(Petrochelidon lunifrons), which builds its nest against
cliffs; the eaves swallow.
Meaning of eaves swallow from wikipedia
pine. It also nests
in caves, under
of houses, in burned
stands, and in nest boxes. This swallow
is an aerial
- or in artificial structures
like fence posts
and the eaves
of buildings. The white-rumped swallow
in distributed pairs during
in Europe, just house
martin, is a migratory
p****erine bird of the swallow family which breeds
in Europe, north Africa
Asia; and winters...
- commonly called cliff swallow
, and contains
species: Red-throated cliff swallow
(Petrochelidon rufigula) Preuss's cliff swallow
- The Ellen
H. Swallow Richards House
is a National Historic Landmark house
at 32 Eliot Street
Plain, a neighborhood
of Boston, M****achusetts...
- swifts breed
and eaves around
and on the Canary Islands
and Madeira, laying
two eggs. Like swallows
, they are migratory, winter...
- 18th century). San Juan Capistrano
for a po****tion of cliff swallows
each year from Argentina
to the Mission
San Juan Capistrano...
- birds, up from 'wintering' in Argentina, have built their
in the eaves
of the Vellano Country
Club, a community situated around
a golf course
- (Apus apus) is a medium-sized bird, superficially similar
to the barn swallow
or house martin
Rubicon, AWOL, Words Apart
and Quarry. Manicom's The Burning Eaves
(2003) was a finalist
for the 2004 Governor
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