duckboard


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cat ladder, duckboard, gang boarding, roof ladder

cathedral: plan of Wells Cathedral. A, apse; B, altar; D, E, eastern transept; F, G, western transept; H, central tower; I, J, western towers; K, north porch; L, library; M, western doorway; N, N, western side doors; O cloister yard; P, Q, north and south aisles of choir; S, S, east and west aisles of transept; T, U, north and south aisles of nave; R, R, chapels; V, rood screen; W, altar of lady chapel
A plank with a series of small strips nailed across it; hung on a sloping roof under repair to provide a footing for workmen and to protect the surface.

duckboard

1. A cat ladder.
2. A wooden walkway across muddy ground, a wet floor, etc.
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If this is something you really want then I would suggest painting a new duckboard. You can get one from Dunelm Mill (www.dunelm-mill.com, 0845 165 6565) for pounds 14.99.
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The ground, covered with green duckboards, has become a sea of mud, oozing through the holes everytime you move your foot.
They entrained at Quintin station for Borry Farm and marched three miles along duckboard tracks to the trenches.
So often a muddy dive with duckboard walkways, stable staff loathe this place like no other.
She also has a slatted duckboard, toothbrush beaker, soap dishes, towel rails and a ladder (the ideal alternative to a conventional towel rail).
August began with the consolidation of new positions gained after the infantry attack, wiring, digging, reclaiming and laying of duckboard track and trench boarding.
Miles of duckboard tracks gave the only access to the trenches and every hollow was a bog.
The 3rd Battle of Ypres had been raging for two months and the ground was full of water-logged shell holes, which had to be negotiated over duckboards.
Vernon Vanstone, who was in the same company as Joe later recalled a story about him: "We were walking up the line on duckboards, which tipped up if you weren't careful.
Mr Roberts praised the efforts of volunteers who worked tirelessly to lay duckboards, fork the ground and lay down gravel in the worst affected areas.
Described as a "quicksand", a "monster" which sucked men down, the mud suffocated soldiers who fell from duckboards. It is said more men died from drowning here than in any other land battle.