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ledger

1. a flat horizontal slab of stone
2. a horizontal scaffold pole fixed to two upright poles for supporting the outer ends of putlogs
3. Angling
a. a wire trace that allows the weight to rest on the bottom and the bait to float freely
b. (as modifier): ledger tackle

Ledger

A wood strip nailed to the lower side of a girder to provide a bearing surface for joists.

ledger

[′lej·ər]
(civil engineering)
A main horizontal member of formwork, supported on uprights and supporting the soffit of the formwork.
(engineering)
The horizontal support for a scaffold platform.

ledger

ledger, 2
ledger, 1
1. In formwork, a horizontal member which is supported by hangers or by upright posts and carries joists.
2. A horizontal member which is housed in the studs of balloon framing and carries joists.
3. In scaffolding, one of the horizontal members fastened to uprights which support the put-logs and which are at right angles to the wall; they carry the boards on which the workmen stand.
4. A flat slab of stone, such as that laid horizontally over a grave.
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MaryEs family ledger is out of balance, and she needs to set it right if she wants to feel that things are fair again.
There is precedent for both changes to ledgers by Indian historians and for labels added to ledgers after the fact, but what is unique to "The Black Horse Ledger" is the way in which the cursive ink labels work to reinforce a revisionist history of the Northern Cheyenne people and to undermine Northern Cheyenne epistemology in the assertion that only a written text can give meaning to the ledger's image-based rendering of tribal history.
Loading was applied through a simulated deck portion, which consisted of two joists that attached to the ledgers with joist hangers and a backing member that held the joists in place at the ends opposite from the ledger.
They should risk-rate all accounts and reconcile high- and medium-risk accounts in time to incorporate general ledger adjustments into the company's earnings release.
To be sure, a substantial amount of the desired information can be accumulated in automated systems, but effecting necessary changes in those systems, particularly in general ledger systems and company-wide charts of accounts will, notwithstanding significant investments of dollars and time, be difficult and in some cases even impracticable or perhaps impossible.
This would include, for example, (1) adjusting, closing, combining, or consolidating journal entries, (2) information normally contained in books of original entry and general ledgers or subsidiary ledgers, and (3) tax and depreciation carryforward information.
In addition to documenting the activity on this account, an analysis of the bank's deposit ledgers and signature books confirms DuBois' observation that many of the most affluent members of the Philadelphia African American community belonged to the Guild of Caterers.
But Brokaw generally avoids distinctions among the Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian elements in the system, wisely preferring to perceive the amalgam presented in the ledgers as an indivisible mix of "Chinese" moral values.
A user can design financial statements, subsidiary ledgers, reports, accounts, etc.
Distributed ledgers enable financial market counterparties to store financial assets in a shared ledger.