Tile in a sentence

The word "tile" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of tile and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Tile

  • To protect from the intrusion of the uninitiated; as, to tile a Masonic lodge.
  • A plate, or thin piece, of baked clay, used for covering the roofs of buildings, for floors, for drains, and often for ornamental mantel works.
  • A small slab of marble or other material used for flooring.
  • A plate of metal used for roofing.
  • A small, flat piece of dried earth or earthenware, used to cover vessels in which metals are fused.
  • A draintile.
  • A stiff hat.
  • To cover with tiles; as, to tile a house.
  • Fig.: To cover, as if with tiles.
  • a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces
  • game equipment consisting of a flat thin piece marked with characters and used in board games like Mah-Jong, Scrabble, etc.
  • a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing
  • cover with tiles

How to use tile in a sentence. Tile pronunciation.

Of course tile servants have spread nice stories.
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Let every man sweep the snow from before his own doors, and not busy himself about the frost on his neighbour’s tiles.
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It was paved with red and yellow tiles, on which alternately were a Greek Cross and the Lamb of God.
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It is a large house, and has been growing steadily for some centuries round the great kitchen, with its narrow red tiles, as the Rector would point out to his guests on the first night of their arrival, taking his brass candlestick, and bidding them mind the steps up and the steps down, and notice the immense thickness of the walls, the old beams across the ceiling, the staircases as steep as ladders, and the attics, with their deep, tent-like roofs, in which swallows bred, and once a white owl.
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A big lamp hung down from the center of the ceiling and, together with a fine log fire, illuminated a large and lofty room, with rafters running from wall to wall, a floor of red tiles, and a substantial fireplace built up of those narrow red bricks which were said to be five hundred years old.
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A moment in his crouching position showed to him a man, with his back toward him, raising one of the great red tiles of the study floor.
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There was only a moment of suspense, for the tile was slid aside, and a package was then eagerly clutched.
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So I had escaped alone; and presently I found myself in the great stone-paved hall, warmed by a monumental stove of white tiles, a much more pleasant locality than the schoolroom, which for some reason or other, perhaps hygienic, was always kept at a low temperature.
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Do you know, if I owned this farm, I'd open the gates and let the water out, put in some drain tile and plant this bottom land in corn.
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He also said we should lay tile field drain through the bottom of the pond to the ditch every fifty feet over the entire field.
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The Monday morning's mail brought them notice that the cement drain tile had arrived in town.
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They found it cheaper to buy this from a firm that made a specialty of tile rather than try to make them, and, more important still, a letter had been received by Tony saying his wife would arrive on the ten o'clock train; so it was decided that work should be suspended on the hen house for the morning and that Tony and Bob should take the car and drive in to meet the train, while Joe Williams would take the team and bring out the tile and some new seed corn that he was getting for the spring planting-a new variety that John White had persuaded him to try.
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The floors are of red tile.
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That Aaron was not originally present in J, but owed his introduction to tile redactor who combined J nnd E together into JE, can be shown best from Exod vii.
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What a strange appearance had those mighty casernes, with their blank blind walls, without windows or grating, and their slanting roofs, out of which, through orifices where the tiles had been removed, would be protruded dozens of grim heads, feasting their prison-sick eyes on the wide expanse of country unfolded from that airy height.
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If he sketched a house he showed whether the roof was shingled or made of straw or tile; his trees revealed the texture of the bark and showed the shape of the leaf, and every flower contained its pistil and stamens, and told the man knew his botany.
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There was no light but that which came through a bull's-eye in the place of a tile.
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The artillery roared and thundered like mad, and seemed to gall it in good earnest, but did but little good; for the great iron and brass cannon-shot entering its skin seemed to melt like tiles in the sun.
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Others washed burnt tiles, and made them lose their colour.
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By the statutes, bulls, and patents of Queen Whims, they were all dressed like so many house-burners, except that, as in Anjou your bricklayers use to quilt their knees when they tile houses, so these holy friars had usually quilted bellies, and thick quilted paunches were among them in much repute.
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Examples of Tile

Example #1
And the Wilkinsons'-these were the people next door-'look upon us as hardly respectable.
Example #2
She grew to detest Mrs. Higgins, and escaped her society by every possible manoeuvre.
Example #3
With knowledge, say, what other wealth Can vie, which neither thieves by stealth Can take, nor kinsmen make their prey, Which, lavished, never wastes away.
Example #4
He is a good-for-nothing fellow who eateth by the toil of another’s hand.
Example #5
I don't expect anything more from you than that you should do exactly the same as the woman I have in does.
Example #6
I'm just giving you a room which doesn't cost me anything and your food.