"What comes from the roof," may not be very intelligible; still _roof_ is the word in the original edition of Gibbon, where it corresponds to _toit_ in
The main body of the house is 14 feet high to the plates; the lower rooms are 9 feet high; the roof has a pitch of 35Â° from a horizontal line, giving partially-upright chambers in the main building, and _roof_ lodging rooms in the rear.
Has it ever occurred to you to ask the question, what effect the cottage would have upon your feelings if it had _no roof_? no visible roof, I mean; -- if instead of the thatched slope, in which the little upper windows are buried deep, as in a nest of straw -- or the rough shelter of its mountain shales -- or warm coloring of russet tiles -- there were nothing but a flat leaden top to it, making it look like a large packing-case with windows in it?
A redesigned hardtop has larger rear side windows and the roof is available in painted body color.
In the center of the pillared gazebo-like structure beneath the opening in the roof is a pool of swirling meta-liquids.