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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 840 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EAVES (not a plural form as is sometimes supposed, but singular; O. Eng. efes, in Mid. High Ger. obse, Gothic ubizwa, a porch; connected with " over "), in architecture, the projecting edge of a sloping roof, which overhangs the face of the wall so as to throw off the water.
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