A frame

A frame

[′ā ‚frām]
(building construction)
A dwelling whose main frames are in the shape of the letter A.
(engineering)
Two poles supported in an upright position by braces or guys and used for lifting equipment. Also known as double mast.
(oceanography)
An A-shaped frame used for outboard suspension of oceanographic gear on a research vessel.
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They heard a frame crack stickily, saw it heaved high and twirled round between enormous hands--a blotched, bulged, and perished horror of grey wax, corrupt brood, and small drone-cells, all covered with crawling Oddities, strange to the sun.
After salutation, observing me to look earnestly upon a frame, which took up the greatest part of both the length and breadth of the room, he said, "Perhaps I might wonder to see him employed in a project for improving speculative knowledge, by practical and mechanical operations.
Wilson achieved his victory despite conceding 80 points a frame to Sexton.
They saw off Attleborough Libs B with Ian White and Glen Locker putting them in the driving seat before Rich Robey pulled a frame back at the expense of Nick Stanford.
A statement from WPBSA last night, read: "At approximately 4.50pm on Friday 12 December, the WPBSA received a telephone call from a bookmaker, reporting an unusual pattern of bets on Stephen Maguire to beat Jamie Burnett by a frame score of 9-3 in a match due to take place on Sunday, 14 December.
For me, a tongue and groove floor is better for sound than just panels of veneered wood on a frame. It's like being inside a cello." Jason Samuels Smith notes that tappers must perform on a variety of surfaces.
With little or nothing going right but still having to concede 21 points a frame, McHugh struggled to hold his game together and ended up losing the opener 76-28.
Tickets cost PS25 for adults and PS15 for under-16s and include a hot buffet and a raffle - with the winner playing a frame against Selby.
Receiving seven points a frame start at Chirton SC, the Howdon potter lost no time in chalking up a oneframe advantage after clinching the opener 69-47 with the help of an early run of 22.
Conceding 28 points a frame in the final to local cueist Brandon Hall, Astley soon found himself 1-0 in arrears when Hall clocked up a well-compiled 38 to help secure the first set 78-42.
The Gateshead cueman failed to win a frame despite having a 51 break in the fourth which Wasley equalled to steal the frame 77-75 and the match 4-0.
Conceding 14 points a frame, Livingstone got off to the better start by taking the tactical opener 74-25 with breaks of 20 and 28.