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truss -- as in: the roof's trusses
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • The bridge was to be a single twelve-hundred-foot truss span.
  • He had devised a new type of truss.
  • The thing that came next did not look like a building, but like a shell of checkered glass enclosing girders, cranes and trusses in a solid, blinding, orange spread of flame.
  • He had not thought of combining a truss with an arch, that day.
  • Listen, you know the contraption you called the Rearden Truss, that you admired so much?
  • I’ve figured out a truss that will beat anything ever built!
  • You see, it’s a matter of combining a truss with an arch.
  • Why should he ever want to do anything again? . His first day on the ledges of the ore mines . The day when he stood in the wind, looking down at the ruins of a steel plant . The day when he stood here, in this office, at this window, and thought that a bridge could be made to carry incredible loads on just a few bars of metal, if one combined a truss with an arch, if one built diagonal bracing with the top members curved toHe stopped and stood still.

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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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