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trestle
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
support system for a bridge or raised road;
or: sawhorses used in pairs to support a horizontal tabletop
  • I'll need a steel trestle to throw the track across that gorge and bring it here, but it's not as hard as it looks-let me show you, have you got a piece of paper?
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (66% in)
  • I think, at a rough glance, that the costliest part of the job will be a couple of steel trestles-and there's one spot where I might have to blast a tunnel, but it's only for a hundred feet or less.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (66% in)
  • Plane crashes, oil tank explosions, blast-furnace break-outs, high-tension wire electrocutions, subway cave-ins and trestle collapses —they'll see them all.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (86% in)
  • The science of sound has astonishing aspects, which laymen would scarcely suspect...... " Some fifty feet away from the farmhouse, Dr. Stadler saw a structure, obviously new and of no possible purpose whatever: it looked like a few spans of a steel trestle, rising into empty space, supporting nothing, leading nowhere.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (13% in)
  • The steel beams and girders of the solid new trestle collapsed like a structure of matchsticks under the breath of a sigh.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (18% in)

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