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truss -- as in: the roof's trusses
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A Farewell to Arms
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  • The lieutenant said I slipped the truss on purpose.
  • I threw away the goddam truss so it would get bad and I wouldn’t have to go to the line again.
  • But I lost the truss.

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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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