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upright

[′əp‚rīt]
(civil engineering)
A vertical structural member, post, or stake.

upright

1. A vertical piece of timber or stone.
2. A vertical structural member.
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On the edge of the river I could faintly make out the only two black things in all the prospect that seemed to be standing upright; one of these was the beacon by which the sailors steered - like an unhooped cask upon a pole - an ugly thing when you were near it; the other a gibbet, with some chains hanging to it which had once held a pirate.
(for the place would not near admit his standing upright) as ridiculous as can possibly be conceived.
Square being now arrived in the middle of the room, in which part only he could stand upright, looked at Jones with a very grave countenance, and said to him, "Well, sir, I see you enjoy this mighty discovery, and, I dare swear, take great delight in the thoughts of exposing me; but if you will consider the matter fairly, you will find you are yourself only to blame.
At the end of upright spear-shafts the long tufts of dyed horse-hair waved crimson and filmy in the gust of wind; and beyond the blaze of hedges the brook of limpid quick water ran invisible and loud under the drooping grass of the bank, with a great murmur, passionate and gentle.
When they were kicking they had braced themselves with their front legs, but now they all stood or sat upright on their hind legs and used the front ones as arms.
He advised that when people had to spend long hours in traffic, they should endeavour to always maintain an upright posture, and not to slouch.
Upright Lister solves a problem that faces resellers with the increasing number of marketplaces to list their unique items and the lack of tools to do so efficiently and consistently.
Dubai: American Upright MRI Centre is offering free MRI scans to low-income workers who cannot afford it as part of their social endeavour this Ramadan.
"Once the Sewol is upright, we will dispatch investigators within a couple of days and conduct a thorough search for missing bodies within three weeks," commission chairman Kim Chang-jun said.
The 500-pound, six-foot tall gorilla, who lives at the Philadelphia Zoo, is seen in the video walking upright while carrying tomatoes and other snacks with his hands.
Upright freezers store food vertically which is why they take up less floor space.
But a new study has found that women are actually more likely to have a natural birth without any intervention if they lay on their side rather than staying upright.