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 Manor, Demesne.Mansfield. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mansard Roof,
 
also called the curb roof. A roof in which the rafters, instead of forming a Λ, are broken on each side into an elbow. It was devised by François Mansard, the French architect, to give height to attics. (1598–1666.)   1
 


 Manor, Demesne.Mansfield. 

 
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