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  • Wind brace — Wind braces, in architecture, are diagonal braces to tie the rafters of a roof together and prevent racking. In the better sort of medieval roofs they are arched, and run from the principal rafters to catch the purlins.References*1911 …   Wikipedia

  • wind-brace — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a brace (as a strut) to strengthen a frame or structure against the wind …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wind-Brace — ♦ Subsidiary timber inserted between purlins and principals to resist lateral thrust and wind pressure. May be straight, curved or cusped. Two tiers or three usual. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 416) …   Medieval glossary

  • wind beam — noun Etymology: Middle English windbeme, from wind (I) + beem, beme beam; from its function as a wind brace : collar beam …   Useful english dictionary

  • brace — 1. noun /bɹeɪs/ a) A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock. b) That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop …   Wiktionary

  • brace — I. verb (braced; bracing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French bracer to embrace, from brace Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. archaic to fasten tightly ; bind 2. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brace of shakes — noun a) The time taken for a sail to shake or shiver twice as a ship comes into the wind. b) A very short time …   Wiktionary

  • brace aback — verb to bring the wind onto the forward side of the sails to slow the ship …   Wiktionary

  • Counter brace — Coun ter brace (br?s ). 1. (Naut.) The brace of the fore topsail on the leeward side of a vessel. [1913 Webster] 2. (Engin.) A brace, in a framed structure, which resists a strain of a character opposite to that which a main brace is designed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Other Wind — infobox Book | name = The Other Wind title orig = translator = image caption = Cover of first edition (hardcover) author = Ursula K. Le Guin illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = The Earthsea Cycle genre …   Wikipedia

  • The Wind from the Sun — For the short story that is sometimes published under this title, see Sunjammer The Wind from the Sun   …   Wikipedia

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