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As I Lay Dying
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trestle
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As I Lay Dying
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  • He holds the two planks on the trestle, fitted along the edges in a quarter of the finished box.
  • We go back to the trestles and plank-ends and sit or squat.
  • Rusted, grease-fouled, its cracked chimney smeared on one side with a soaring smudge of soot, it sheds a feeble and sultry glare upon the trestles and the boards and the adjacent earth.
  • He has returned to the trestles, stooped again in the lantern’s feeble glare as he gathers up his tools and wipes them on a cloth carefully and puts them into the box with its leather sling to go over the shoulder.
  • Cash labors about the trestles, moving back and forth, lifting and placing the planks with long clattering reverberations in the dead air as though he were lifting and dropping them at the bottom of an invisible well, the sounds ceasing without departing, as if any movement might dislodge them from the immediate air in reverberant repetition.
  • They sound like an interminable train crossing an endless trestle.

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  • Mother was so nervous, she bathed— into the trestle table while curtsying.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • On the way back home, they were on board when the P & W had its famous crash, when the motorman was drunk and took the high trestle over the Schuylkill River at sixty miles an hour, and the whole kaboodle took a swan dive into the water.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee

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