Ridgepole


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Ridgepole

 

(in Russian, okhlupen’,) in wooden architecture, the highest horizontal timber of a roof. In Russian wooden structures, the ends of the ridgepole often were carved. Ridgepoles were sometimes used in stone architecture, for example, in the religious buildings of medieval Pskov.

ridgeboard, ridgepole

ridgeboard
A longitudinal member at the apex of a roof which supports the
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Set ridgepole on top of the first set of legs, so that the cutout notches settle down around the legs, taking care not to knock leg set over.
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And the woodpecker on the ridgepole! Look, snow, the first snowfall!
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The first of these lines reads [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "extending rectitude to the spirits and the people, we call the ultimate." The word translated as "ultimate" here, ji [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], in fact means ridgepole, and is used in classical texts to convey a number of related meanings, often at the same time.
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