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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  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 
  {Gutter},  1. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eaves 
  n  :  the  overhang  at  the  lower  edge  of  a  roof 




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