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 for Eaves
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eaves \Eaves\, n. pl. [OE. evese, pl. eveses, AS. efese eaves,
     brim, brink; akin to OHG. obisa, opasa, porch, hall, MHG.
     obse eaves, Icel. ups, Goth. ubizwa porch; cf. Icel.
     upsar-dropi, OSw. ops[aum]-drup water dropping from the
     eaves. Probably from the root of E. over. The s of eaves is
     in English regarded as a plural ending, though not so in
     Saxon. See Over, and cf. Eavesdrop.]
     1. (Arch.) The edges or lower borders of the roof of a
        building, which overhang the walls, and cast off the water
        that falls on the roof.
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     2. Brow; ridge. [Obs.] "Eaves of the hill." --Wyclif.
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     3. Eyelids or eyelashes.
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              And closing eaves of wearied eyes.    --Tennyson.
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     Eaves board (Arch.), an arris fillet, or a thick board with
        a feather edge, nailed across the rafters at the eaves of
        a building, to raise the lower course of slates a little,
        or to receive the lowest course of tiles; -- called also
        eaves catch and eaves lath.
     Eaves channel, Eaves gutter, Eaves trough. Same as
        Gutter, 1.
     Eaves molding (Arch.), a molding immediately below the
        eaves, acting as a cornice or part of a cornice.
     Eaves swallow (Zo["o]l.).
        (a) The cliff swallow; -- so called from its habit of
            building retort-shaped nests of mud under the eaves of
            buildings. See Cliff swallow, under Cliff.
        (b) The European swallow.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the overhang at the lower edge of a roof

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "eaves":
     ceiling, housetop, lantern, overhead, penthouse, plafond,
     ridgepole, roof, roof garden, roof-deck, roofage, roofing,
     roofpole, rooftop, rooftree, shingles, skylight, slates, tiles,

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