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  • Eavesdrip — The eavesdrip is the width of ground around a house or building which receives the rain water dropping from the eaves.This is sometimes also known as the eavesdrop, but an eavesdrop is also a small, not very visible hole in a building used to… …   Wikipedia

  • eavesdrip — eaves·drip …   English syllables

  • eavesdrip — noun see eavesdrop II …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eavesdropping — is the act of surreptitiously listening to a private conversation. This is commonly thought to be unethical and there is an old adage that eavesdroppers seldom hear anything good of themselves .citation|url=http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=7TNlF… …   Wikipedia

  • List of architecture topics — This page aims to list all topics related to architecture. This is so that those interested in the subject can monitor changes to the pages by clicking on Related changes in the sidebar. It is also to see the gaps in Wikipedia s coverage of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Eaves — An eave is the edge of a roof. Eaves usually project beyond the side of the building generally to provide weather protection. Some buildings, such as Craftsman bungalows, have very wide eaves with decorative brackets.The word eave can also refer… …   Wikipedia

  • Eavesdrop — To eavesdrop, used as a verb, refers to eavesdropping, the act of surreptitiously listening to a private conversation.As a noun, in Architecture, it can refer to: * Eavesdrop or eavesdrip, the width of ground around a house or building which… …   Wikipedia

  • eavesdrop — eavesdropper, n. /eevz drop /, v., eavesdropped, eavesdropping, n. v.i. 1. to listen secretly to a private conversation. v.t. 2. Archaic. to eavesdrop on. n. Also, eavesdrip /eevz drip /. 3. water that drips from the eaves. 4. the ground on which …   Universalium

  • eavesdrop — 1. verb /ˈiːvzˌdɹɒp,ˈivzˌdɹɑp/ To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in. I hope nobody was eavesdropping on our conversation last night, since it got so personal. Syn: overhear 2. noun /ˈiːvzˌdɹ …   Wiktionary

  • eaves — [OE] The etymological meaning of eaves appears to be ‘going over the edge, projecting’. It comes from a prehistoric Germanic *obaswa, which was probably formed on *ob , the base from which English over ultimately derives. The eavesdrip or… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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