False roof

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(Arch.) the space between the upper ceiling and the roof.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Finally, they came to a disused school in Quarmby, which was being used for various secular and religious meetings; and there, in a false roof, were eight of the ten stolen pieces of cloth but no sign of the thieves.
"The problem was the fire got up into this false roof area, and that was what gave us the challenge,'' he said.
A WORKER who was the first on the scene of a fatal accident told how he saw a cloud of dust before coming across a dying colleague who had fallen through a false roof.
The La Flibuste yacht, a UK-flagged vessel, was moored at Chaguaramas earlier in September before leaving with the cargo of 1.5 tons of cocaine hidden in a false roof of two of the cabins.
The collapse of a footbridge close to the main stadium and part of a false roof in the weightlifting venue raised fears about the standard of construction.
A ton and a half of cocaine was removed from the boat af ter being found in a false roof inside a cabin.
Work on replacing the roof and restoring the exterior stonework of the house began in September, 2006, with 150 tons of scaffolding being used to envelop the building and create a false roof.
And Ange Mlinko, despite her lapses into the sort of chatty patter that infests so many hip journals, can bring us to that necessary point where a cricket is thrown out of a house "like rain bounced off a small false roof / over the spiral volutes of its capitals"--where, that is, our "view of the sweet / hypoglycemic across the street" unoccluded, our interest in "precise correlatives to describe the randomness of the universe" might be sustained long enough for us not to mind that we will never find them.
On removing the false roof, builders unveiled the domed ceiling with ornate plasterwork depicting fruit - a sign of good health.