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truss -- as in: the roof's trusses
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • The waggon, from its position, seemed to have been left there for the night, for beyond about half a truss of hay which was heaped in the bottom, it was quite empty.

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  • The same trusses carry the weight of the roof and the ceiling.
  • Cordelia turns to the back pages of the catalogue, where the pictures are in gray and black and there are crutches and trusses and prosthetic devices.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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