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mansard

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mansard (MAN-sard) noun

1. A roof having two slopes on all four sides, with the lower slope almost vertical and the upper almost horizontal.

2. The upper story formed by the lower slope of a mansard roof.

[French mansardeafter Francois Mansart (1598-1666), French architect.]

"They have mansard roofs and mullioned windows, satellite dishes, tennis courts, seven-car garages, and swimming pools and decks adorned with Victorian gas lamps."
Kratochvil, Antonin, Border war.(US-Mexican border), Esquire, 1 Oct 1996.

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