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mudsill

[′məd‚sil]
(civil engineering)
The lowest sill of a structure, usually embedded in the earth.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

groundsill, ground beam, ground plate, mudsill, sole plate

In a framed structure, the sill which is nearest the ground or on the ground; used to distribute concentrated loads.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The stress and main deformation area were concentrated in the middle mudsill, the front and back mudsill, and the joint between the bracket and bottom beam.
First, Richardson uses antebellum South Carolina Democrat James Henry Hammond's "mudsill" speech as the archetypal property rights claim that Republicans would eventually embrace.
working off its frustrations in keeping the Blacks as the mudsill, Jim Crowing and lynching, providing cheap cannon fodder and venal politicians to underwrite future imperialist ventures desired by the Northeastern masters" (46-47).
Hammond, and other incipient southern nationalists lauded as part of the genius of southern institutions, that led many free-soilers and incipient Republicans to castigate the South as a cryptoaristocratic "mudsill democracy."
* Connectors for light-gauge steel construction, including screws, mudsill anchors, epoxy ties, holdowns, tension ties, hangers, skewable angles, seismic and hurricane ties, twisted straps, coiled straps, and bridging.
Because black slaves provided a mudsill class, all whites were equal.
Metal mudsill connectors rising from the piers were joined to pressure-treated 4-by-6 joists.
It is also essential to caulk the joint between the foundation and the mudsill if it does not have a sill-sealer.
Hold-downs, strap and tension ties, mudsill and truss anchors, header caps, and rafter clips--among a variety of products for framing connections--provide the continuous load path necessary to properly transfer uplift forces and horizontal loads during high winds and earthquakes.
Hairline cracks where stucco meets the mudsill are likely in a quake, but they're not necessarily a problem.
The board between the house and the foundation is called the mudsill. If bolts don't fix this sill to the foundation, even a moderate quake can cause your house to slip off its foundation.
Cody plays in a swampy blues band called The Mudsills, I write a lot of twangy honky-tonk, and Mike has played in just about every kind of band under the sun.