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summer, 4: S
1. A horizontal beam supporting the ends of floor joists or resting on posts and supporting the wall above; also called a summertree.
2. Any large timber or beam which serves as a bearing surface.
3. The lintel of a door or window; a breastsummer.
4. A stone laid on a column and serving as a support for construction above, as in the construction of an arch.
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bought the projects for $5.5 million in February 2002 from Summertree Apartments Ltd.
Participants are Jose Biascoechea, DVM, Birds and Exotics Animal Care, Mount Pleasant, SC, USA; Laura Brazelton, DVM, Summertree Animal & Bird Clinic, Dallas, TX, USA; Orlando Figueroa-Diaz, DVM, MS, Dipl ABVP (Avian), Lake Howell Animal Clinic, Maitland, FL, USA; Eric Klaphake, DVM, Dipl ACZM, Dipl ABVP (Avian), Animal Medical Center, Bozeman, MT, USA; Attila Molnar, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian), All Animals Medical Center, Calabasas, CA, USA; Sam Rivera, DVM, MS, Dipl ABVP (Avian), Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA; and Amy B.
The participants are Douglas Aspros, DVM, Bond Animal Hospital, White Plains, NY, USA; Cyndi Brown, DVM, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, N J, USA; Kemba Marshall, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian), Summertree Animal and Bird Clinic, Dallas, TX, USA; and Anthony Pilny, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian), The Center for Avian & Exotic Medicine, New York, NY, USA.
of Georgetown, Texas, led by Daniel O'Dea, bought the 8.6-acre Summertree Apartments development and the 6.1-acre Valley View Apartments at 5000 Summertree Drive from their respective namesake owners.