eaves swallow
Cliff 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. [1913 Webster]

{Cliff swallow} (Zo["o]l.), a North American swallow ({Petrochelidon lunifrons}), which builds its nest against cliffs; the {eaves swallow}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Eaves swallow — Eaves 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eaves swallow — noun also eave swallow : a swallow that nests under the eaves of buildings (as the cliff swallow or the common European martin) * * * eaves swallow, a North American swallow that often builds its nest of mud under the eaves of buildings; cliff… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eaves — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eaves board — Eaves 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eaves catch — Eaves 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eaves channel — Eaves 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eaves gutter — Eaves 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eaves lath — Eaves 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eaves molding — Eaves 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eaves trough — Eaves 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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