Webster 1913 Edition
efeseeaves, brim, brink; akin to OHG.
opasa, porch, hall, MHG.
ubizwaporch; cf. Icel.
opsä-drup water dropping from the eaves. Probably from the root of E.
over. The s of
eavesis in English regarded as a plural ending, though not so in Saxon. See
Over, and cf.
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.
[Obs.]“Eaves of the hill.”
Eyelids or eyelashes.
eavesof wearied eyes.
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–
a molding immediately below the eaves, acting as a cornice or part of a cornice.–
The cliff swallow; – so called from its habit of building retort-shaped nests of mud under the eaves of buildings. See
Cliff swallow, under
The European swallow.
Webster 1828 Edition
The edge or lower border of the roof of a building, which overhangs the walls, and casts off the water that falls on the roof.