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puncheon

(pŭn`chən), plank or board made by hewing instead of sawing. American pioneers who could not procure the products of sawmills made much use of puncheons in their log buildings. The puncheons used for floors were split logs hewn smooth on the split side only.
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puncheon

1. A short, upright piece of timber in framing; a short post; an intermediate stud.
2. A split log or heavy slab with the face smoothed.
3. A short post used as a spacing support in temporary timbering around an excavation.
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A club statement said: "From the world's top tier EPL directly to Pafos FC, English football star Jason Puncheon has joined the club on a two-year contract.
Keeper Speroni is going after 15 years at Selhurst Park and Puncheon after six, concluding a period in which both have been so influential in establishing Palace in the Premier League.
Puncheon was seen celebrating Town's win over Wolves at the John Smith's Stadium, but then came reports of a disagreement with head coach Jan Siewert.
Puncheon was a target for Boro in the summer, with Tony Pulis keen to reunite with the midfielder who he worked with and rated highly when he was in charge at Selhurst Park.
"Jeffrey Schlupp didn't play (against Huddersfield), Max Meyer didn't start the game, I have Jairo Riedewald and Jason Puncheon too, which is quite a nice problem to have."
A non-league footballer who played for Arsenal's youth side has been fined after he took a photo and a "short clip" ofJason Puncheon in the dock during an active court case.
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne was (https://www.mancity.com/news/first-team/first-team-news/2017/december/man-city-injury-latest-kevin-de-bruyne-gabriel-jesus) carted (https://www.mancity.com/news/first-team/first-team-news/2017/december/man-city-injury-latest-kevin-de-bruyne-gabriel-jesus) off the field on a stretcher Sunday after being tackled by Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon. De Bruyne, however, was seen walking with two medical staff after the injury.
The Conservative MP used Parliamentary privilege to repeat allegations made by Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon regarding Warnock's time as manager at Selhurst Park.
CRYSTAL PAL 1 NORWICH 0 IF you cut Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon open his veins will run red and blue stripes.
PALACE boss Alan Pardew lauded Jason Puncheon after the midfielder's first goal of the season all but mathematically sealed Premier League survival.
ALAN PARDEW believes Jason Puncheon committing his longterm future to Crystal Palace will convince other top stars to stay on at Selhurst Park.