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Not having a roof:‘the unroofed upper terrace of the palace’
- ‘The roofed and unroofed structures are covered with bands of finely carved stone sculptures.’
- ‘An unroofed section of passage, also rare in these tombs, gives access to the chamber entrance.’
- ‘The unroofed abandoned cottage reminds the visitors of the stark choice between survival and holding home and hearth.’
- ‘Groundlings stood in the unroofed yard in the centre of the octagonal playhouse.’
- ‘All those people gathered in an unroofed stadium [is] not unlike what must have gone on in pagan sanctuaries.’
- ‘Mr Drew, now living in a nearby farmhouse, had to take on other engineering jobs including telescope building to raise cash, while the unroofed observatory walls lay open to the elements.’
- ‘Although it has been lying unroofed for some time, its walls are still in good condition.’
- ‘In the center of the homestead is an unroofed, fenced cattle pen, the sibaya, from which women are barred.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.