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brace, 3
1. A metal or wood member which is used to stiffen or support a structure; a strut which supports or fixes another member in position or a tie used for the same purpose.
2. An angle brace.
3. A tool having a handle, crank, and chuck; used for holding a bit or auger and rotating it to drill a hole by hand; also called a bit stock.
4. A raker, 2.
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When the man got to the pavement he turned around to face them as if to say 'get back stay away'.
The sofa's square tufted back stays tidy, yet comfy, with flared legs and arms balanced on a wood base.
The daughter of Bob Back stayed on strongly under John Cullen after taking it up before the last to beat Oscar Glory by four and a half lengths.
The son of Bob Back stayed on strongly under Brian O'Connell to repel the renewed effort of Checkpointcharlie by two and a half lengths.
Walking Tall was number one in the best-sellers' list and Going Back stayed in the top 10 for eight weeks.