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A configuration of members that forms a structural support for a cooling tower or similar appendage to a building but is not part of the building itself.
Padding material placed in a container to protect shipped goods from damage.
Loose wood or waste material placed in the ship's hold to protect the cargo from shifting and damage.
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1. Pieces of timber which are used to provide structural support for a large item of equipment on a rooftop.
2. Members that form a structural support for a cooling tower or the like, but are not part of the building structure itself.
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