duckboard


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cat ladder, duckboard, gang boarding, roof ladder

cathedral: plan of Wells Cathedral. A, apse; B, altar; D, E, eastern transept; F, G, western transept; H, central tower; I, J, western towers; K, north porch; L, library; M, western doorway; N, N, western side doors; O cloister yard; P, Q, north and south aisles of choir; S, S, east and west aisles of transept; T, U, north and south aisles of nave; R, R, chapels; V, rood screen; W, altar of lady chapel
A plank with a series of small strips nailed across it; hung on a sloping roof under repair to provide a footing for workmen and to protect the surface.

duckboard

1. A cat ladder.
2. A wooden walkway across muddy ground, a wet floor, etc.
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I have to stretch beyond the end of the duckboard to reach the other side of the fin.
The ground, covered with green duckboards, has become a sea of mud, oozing through the holes everytime you move your foot.
The sides of the trench were often stacked with sandbags, wooden frames and wire mesh and the floor was usually covered by wooden duckboards.
Duckboards take you over a wet area to a field, follow the right-hand side to a small gate where an arrow directs you forward.
There were plenty of good races that disappeared between the duckboards yesterday.
This was originally solved with wooden duckboards which allowed the grapes to fall through the gaps.
The Venetians are used to dealing with the inconvenience and took preventative measures, closing the front of the Basilica, putting down wooden duckboards and sending tourists in via the side entrance.
I tried out my best moves on the plastic duckboards in the middle of the tented area throughout the evening, throwing in a bit of the Highland Fling in between squeals of "Michael, Michael.
They put duckboards down for us to walk along but they kept skidding off and we were grabbing each other to stay up.
Hans and Gunter scrambled around the corner of the bay on the heels of the blast, firing as the stunned and wounded British soldiers, lay bleeding on the duckboards in the bottom of the trench.
His boots sink in the mud of the trench floor, oozed up over the duckboards, and all along the way there are boys crouched over their rifles, awaiting the order to go over the top.