The verge connects the end of the eaves with that of the roof ridge . It does not intersect with any other sloping roof and is called the forehead of the house. It is often provided with special jewelry .
In mining, the verge denotes the rock wall at the end of the tunnel where mining is to continue.
The term verge is made up of the Germanic word place for point, edge or corner and the term passage in the sense of walking. The verge describes the "end of accessibility" at the edge of the roof or at the gable edge.