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truss
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
a structural form (rigid, web-like assembly of smaller — usually triangular members) that supports a roof, bridge or other structure
  • I was surrounded by the stale smut of clubmen, stories to disturb callow youth, ads for transparencies, truedup dice and bustpads, proprietary articles and why wear a truss with testimonial from ruptured gentleman.
    Episode 15 — Circe (68% in)
  • And one night I went in with a fellow into one of their musical evenings, song and dance about she could get up on a truss of hay she could my Maureen Lay and there was a fellow with a Ballyhooly blue ribbon badge spiffing out of him in Irish and a lot of colleen bawns going about with temperance beverages and selling medals and oranges and lemonade and a few old dry buns, gob, flahoolagh entertainment, don't be talking.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (36% in)

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