Ridgepole


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Ridgepole

 

(in Russian, okhlupen’,) in wooden architecture, the highest horizontal timber of a roof. In Russian wooden structures, the ends of the ridgepole often were carved. Ridgepoles were sometimes used in stone architecture, for example, in the religious buildings of medieval Pskov.

ridgeboard, ridgepole

ridgeboard
A longitudinal member at the apex of a roof which supports the
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He was reverent to the people and fearful of Heaven, and taught by means of the Six Patterns, the Four Protections, the Five Demonstrations, and the Three Ridgepoles
In "The Return" the poet speaks of "the groaning rooftree of the world"; in "Kentucky Mountain Farm" of "the ridgepole of the world," which, as he soon makes clear, is the same thing as "the rooftree that divides/The east and west.
The spine of the skeletal fish is suggestive not only of a ridgepole in a meeting house, as discussed above, but also of a horizon line.
Whereas the Abelam design features a soaring triangular facade (up to 90 feet), with a steeply sloping ridgepole and relatively little floor space, the Arapesh triangle is less imposing (up to 45 feet), but with a gently sloping ridgepole and a correspondingly more capacious, cathedral-like interior.
Fifty yards beyond this artifact a hedgerow stands like an overgrown Celtic fortification, and another fifty yards west of the hedge is a cottage with a hunched and crooked ridgepole.
Miss Barton was 11 years old when she helped nurse her brother David back to health after he fell from the ridgepole of a barn being raised.
Yet there is another, invisible, Waituhi: the Waituhi of the family, the whanau, the ridgepole connecting past and present.
When evening came and the sun had set, he climbed to the ridgepole of his house beside the sea.
A 1 x 2 is attached with wire (#10 solid copper works great) to create a ridgepole that adds support and reduces east-west tracking.
I used schedule 40 and vowed to temporarily brace it with 2 x 4s under the mid-rib (PVC ridgepole running the length of the greenhouse) to help support the snow load.
These sites can be the ridgepoles of barns, somebody's attic or a natural site.
Therefore the enlightened ruler's employment of men is like the skilled carpenter's cutting timber: he makes a cart's shafts out of the straight timber and the wheel from the curved pieces; he uses the long timbers for rafters and ridgepoles and the short pieces for roof brackets and eaves-rafters.