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crosspiece

Any piece of timber or beam crossing from wall to wall or running from one part to another.
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Roman crosses probably stood about seven to seven-and-a-half feet in height because from a practical point of view, it was easier to lift the crosspiece and victim into position on a shorter cross.
year-end period' or 'year' might make the most sense in the circumstances of a crosspiece transit closely coincident with the solstice, as would have been the case during the late second millennium B.
Position a crosspiece about 1/4 inch from one end, then glue it in place.
The unit's password-protected remote control can be removed from the crosspiece for easy programming of the detector.
Nicknamed the "Christmas tree," the device has two small amber lights on each side of a top crosspiece, followed in descending order by three larger amber bulbs, a green bulb and a red bulb mounted along each side (fig.
a tract with a drawing of a white-skinned man hanging on a crosspiece of
18) Girvan confidently asserts that the serpents occupied the grip, because the runic inscription mentioned in 1695 must have appeared on the crosspiece, and compares a sword hilt found in Fetter Lane in London and now in the British Museum; (19) but he seems over-dogmatic, since a sixth-century sword hilt probably found in the early cemetery at Gilton in Kent has runes inscribed on the pommel (20) and a later sword found at Skane in Sweden, but thought to have been made in England or by an English craftsman, has beasts in relief on both the pommel and the handguard.
In "Moon Lake," he is the lone male in a summer camp for girls, where he is every bit the quintessential boy, using the lake when the girls are indoors, "div[ing] high off the crosspiece nailed up in the big oak.
Tensile tests were conducted on ISO-type specimens of PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) at 130[degrees]C in a crosspiece shifting rate which varies between 5 and 10 mm/min.
A hub from a bicycle wheel mounted on the machine's front crosspiece rolled on the rail, while the rear of the machine rested on a small carriage that rode on the rail.
The three/four-axis machine is available in various configurations and is assembled on only one crosspiece side, which the company says makes it more effective.
The tip of the handle is molded in the form of two sculptures of cow moose heads, with their muzzles toward the handle, and joined by a crosspiece.