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girt

Nautical moored securely to prevent swinging

Girt

In a braced frame, a horizontal member at an intermediate level between the columns, studs, or posts; a heavy beam, framed into the studs, which supports the floor joists.

girt

[gərt]
(civil engineering)
A timber in the second-floor corner posts of a house to serve as a footing for roof rafters.
A horizontal member to stiffen the framework of a building frame or trestle.
(engineering)
A brace member running horizontally between the legs of a drill tripod or derrick.
(mining engineering)
In square-set timbering, a horizontal brace running parallel to the drift.

girt

girt, 2
A horizontal structural member in the framing, 3 of an early timber-framed house, typically supporting the ends of the ceiling joists and acting as the main horizontal support for the floor above; often located about halfway between the groundsill, 2 and the horizontal timber at the top of the wall (the top plate) The term girt often is preceded by an adjective indicating its position; for example, front girt denotes a heavy timber that runs horizontally along the front of the house; rear girt denotes a heavy timber that runs horizontally along the rear face of the house; chimney girt denotes a heavy timber that acts a main horizontal support between chimney posts. See illustration under timber-framed house.
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Mahbub Ali hauled himself off the ground, girt in his belt, and went over to the horses.
The beech, the oak, and even the birch were to be found among the tangle of trees which girt us in.
How much better to run about in comfortable clothes than to sit at the piano and feel girt under the arms.
And the difference seemed symbolic; the mother's life had been as closely girt as her figure.
Anatole went out of the room and returned a few minutes later wearing a fur coat girt with a silver belt, and a sable cap jauntily set on one side and very becoming to his handsome face.
The lady passed him a coin, there was a moment of mumbling and gesticulating, and suddenly she had him with both hands by the red cravat which girt his neck, and was shaking him as a terrier would a rat.
In fact, girt about as she was, breezy and exposed to the sun's hot rays, she seemed to offer to gardeners so many more guarantees of success than other places, with their heavy sea air, and their scorching heat.
He searched high and low in every room, yet no sign of the girt appeared, and Tom began to get anxious.
26 K) and the metering chamber (insulation and girt side) on the interior with the average air temperature and at 102.
The Fort Dix project will generate approximately 240 kilowatts, and the Sea Girt project, approximately 238 kilowatts.
And Girt Girt is Girt just so never sayed no more or less Met me once good as not met me twice all theres to it Theres her way to say how we come about In the Artesians it was Me to workin the Marine an she to seein whats about Just a girl an took fear at a fish an I to tellin her whats about As good as not just so but memory come to us both Next I see late in comin Girt in the Broadway grown an some to say come down I to say come to the know How are the fishes I to say Whos to pullin the line she to say Give me a sound to make somethin of Got a light there an then did I but couldn reckon any such in Girt for the wantin This head was clamped just like a Book First light first light touch a star an catch as might
Drag seeks and finds, arranges and confirms with sound, words, and images; its poetry, honed and directed, offers girt and funk the full weight of history.