Quonset hut


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Quonset hut

A prefabricated military structure in the form of a barrel vault with flat ends, and composed of corrugated sheet steel that is reinforced with steel ribs.
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Quonset hut

A prefabricated structure, developed during World War II, that has a semicylindrical shape; commonly constructed of corrugated steel fastened to arched steel ribs that are rigidly fastened to a concrete slab floor.
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Shortly after the end of World War II, Michigan State College--which became MSU in 1955--brought 104 steel Quonset huts to campus to house student veterans.
Later that evening, after hitting the hot tubs and grabbing a hot meal, Jerry and his squadron mates attended the post mission intelligence de-briefing in the squadron Quonset hut. There, they learned that only three B-29s had been lost.
I get how you'd dig deep into your savings, embrace your vast ignorance of running a business, and by god buy a movie theater made out of a Quonset hut.
To get an idea of the possibilities the area has to offer, take a look at the home for sale at 6720 Quonset Road (which I suspect may be quite near the Quonset hut.) It's set up as an upscale vacation rental, too small for a family (two bedrooms, one bath) but perfect for a couple that likes to kayak and bike.
"Universal Serial House"--basically a Quonset hut on stilts--was designed by 2SIS Arquitectes Girona of girona, Spain.
When Sergeant Gribben makes Private Lee, whose rifle is found with rust on it, bury the M-14 outside the quonset hut, placing an R.I.P.
Then he led the way to a nondescript Quonset hut that he was particularly eager to show us.
Description: 12.21 acres, with a 1,500-square-foot quonset hut, labor housing, central bath.
During the right turn, the CH-53's rotor blades struck a Quonset hut that was on the left side of the aircraft.
From its humble beginnings in 1981--a Quonset hut with a handful of students--Alaska Dance Theatre has thrived in recent years.
Following a lead from a chance discussion, a new old stock upper engine block was located in a Quonset hut where it had been abandoned 50 years earlier.
THE Quonset hut, once the symbol of a hardship tour and living quarters for Soldiers of all ranks during the Korean War and Vietnam era, is slowly dying in Korea as Army officials revolutionize life on the peninsula, building some of the most modern, well-maintained facilities in the Army.