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Saddleback   Listen
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Saddleback  adj.  Same as Saddle-backed.
Saddleback roof. (Arch.) See Saddle roof, under Saddle.






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"Saddleback" Quotes from Famous Books



... of the call, the skies were clear of rain, though not of cloud. The great gashed mountain to the north which Dixon called Saddleback, while a little Cumbria "guide," produced by Tyson, called it Blencathra, showed sombrely in a gray light; and a November wind was busy stripping what leaves still remained from the woods by the stream and in the hollows ...
— The Mating of Lydia • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... appeal strongly to every wanderer. I had no time to spare for the ascent of Table Mountain, and the tablecloth of clouds indeed forbade me to attempt it. But someone had spoken to me of the Kloof road, which leads to the saddleback between the Lion's Head and Table Mountain, so, taking the Kloof Street tram, I ran with it to its stopping-place and found the road. There the houses are more scattered; the streets are thin. But about every house is foliage; in every garden are flowers. As I mounted ...
— A Tramp's Notebook • Morley Roberts

... a very large Coyote, half as tall again as Tito, and the dark patch on his shoulders was so large and black that the cow-boys when they came to know him, called him Saddleback. From that time these two continued more or less together. They were not always close together, often were miles apart during the day, but toward night one or the other would get on some high open ...
— Johnny Bear - And Other Stories From Lives of the Hunted • E. T. Seton

... poor Flora to have told you. Or, if that hill were Benmore, and that long blue lake, which you see just winding towards yon mountainous country, were Loch Tay, or my own Loch an Ri, the tale would be better suited with scenery. However, let us sit down on this knoll; even Saddleback and Ulswater will suit what I have to say better than the English hedgerows, enclosures, and farmhouses. You must know, then, that when my ancestor, Ian nan Chaistel, wasted Northumberland, there was associated with him in the expedition a sort of Southland ...
— Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete • Sir Walter Scott



Words linked to "Saddleback" :   gambrel roof, saddle roof, rooftree, saddleback roof, ridge, mountain pass, gambrel, trough



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