ceiling strap

ceiling strap

A strip of wood, nailed to the underside of floor joists or rafters, from which a ceiling is suspended or fastened.
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In 2000 the council built an extension, providing a fourth bedroom, a shower room, an extended kitchen, overhead hoists and ceiling straps, plus patio door access to the garden.
then I didn't start to scream, I didn't get away, I didn't even unhook my hands from the ceiling straps, I let him do it, I responded to the violence with a stillness filled with fright and then made more complete because beyond that threshold there was something untestifiable, a tale that could never end up on the pages of Cioe, something I could never tell my friends or fit in to my parents' emancipated worldview, something mine and mine alone, the only freedom that the monstrously free world in which I was born could not tear away from me.