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truss
used in Nine Stories

5 uses
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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
  • She was changing the truss on the wooden dummy.
    8 — De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period (95% in)
  • The thought was forced on me that no matter how coolly or sensibly or gracefully I might one day learn to live my life, I would always at best be a visitor in a garden of enamel urinals and bedpans, with a sightless, wooden dummy-deity standing by in a marked-down rupture truss.
    8 — De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period (80% in)
  • As I came up to the show window, she had evidently just taken off the old truss; it was under her left arm (her right "profile" was toward me), and she was lacing up the new one on the dummy.
    8 — De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period (95% in)
  • She blushed, she dropped the removed truss, she stepped back on a stack of irrigation basins—and her feet went out from under her.
    8 — De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period (96% in)
  • Her face still flushed, she pushed her hair back with one hand, and resumed lacing up the truss on the dummy.
    8 — De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period (97% in)

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