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girt

Nautical moored securely to prevent swinging
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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.
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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.
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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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One of the hot boxes consisted of a single layer of R-25 (R-4.40 K.[m.sup.2]/W) fiberglass insulation installed over girts 48 in (1.219 m) apart.
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
M2 EQUITYBITES-October 5, 2011-PENTAX Lifecare names Girts Cimermans as President of Europe, Middle East and Africa(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
Davutoglu said at a joint news conference with Latvian Foreign Minister Girts Valdis Kristovskis, "unfortunately, civil casualties have been increasing in Libya.
One common insulation system is a layer of fiberglass insulation laminated to a water vapor retarder that is pulled across the top of the purlins (or outside of the girts)--conventionally referred to as "over-the-purlin" or "over-the-girt" (OP or OG) systems (also, "single layer" systems) within Standard 90.1-2007 (ASHRAE 2007).
Sweden missed a handful of chances to add to their lead and in the end had to rely on Arsenal reserve keeper Rami Shaaban for stunning saves late on from Andrejs Rubins and Girts Karlsons.
Although the USA were in control throughout the game, keeper Kasey Keller was forced to make a fine save from substitute Girts Karlsons' header in injury time to ensure the victory.
The ticket's leaders will be Girts Valdis Kristovskis (Civic Union), Solvita Aboltina (New Era), Valdis Dombrovskis (New Era), Aleksejs Loskutovs (Society for Different Politics) and Sarmite Elerte.
Although the USA were in control, keeper Kasey Keller was forced to make a fine save from substitute Girts Karlsons' header in injury time to ensure the victory.
Those investors who wanted to come to the country had no difficulties to use the existing possibility, said executive director Girts Greiskalns.
- Latvian Foreign Minister Girts Valdis Kristovskis and Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi will be received by Turkish President Abdullah Gul separately.
Civic Union leader Girts Valdis Kristovskis, in his speech, gave his assessment of the political situation in Latvia: "Twenty years since renewal of independence, we are faced with bitterness and despair, the ideals of the reawakening have been annihilated by the cynicism of political parties, the selfish interests of certain groups, egoism and alienation.