One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
On the top of.‘the weathervane is perched atop the barn’
over, higher than, higher up than, overlookingView synonyms
- ‘Many had perched atop the two and three-storeyed buildings on either side of the road.’
- ‘In an instant, she was no longer in a dungeon cell but atop a hill overlooking a valley.’
- ‘Perched awkwardly atop each tree was a scruffy but huge Californian condor.’
- ‘The large yellow house was perched atop a sharp incline of rocks leading down to the beach.’
- ‘She was perched atop one of the highest rocks, a glimmer shining in her sea green eyes.’
- ‘She wears a butter colored suit, and a sleek hat is perched atop her short black hair.’
On the top.‘the air raid siren atop of the courthouse’
- ‘The symbol atop of the entilj church belfry is quite unusual for a Catholic region: it forms a patriarchal cross with three crossbars standing atop of a recumbent and somewhat stylized crescent.’
- ‘Part way down, we stopped at the Torre Tavira, which is a merchant's house atop of which an observation tower was built.’
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