|KEY WORD : architecture / roofing tiles|
| 1 A
tile seat. A long timber rail on the sheathing which covers the rafters
and eave support of a roof. The upper surface of the rail is scalloped to
conform to the shape of the broad concave eave-end tiles *nokihiragawara
軒平瓦 set upon it.
2 A long slender timber batten affixed to the eave-ends of tiled vernacular houses *minka 民家 to support the lowest row of shallow concave tiles and to prevent them from slipping.
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