- n. Alternative form of purlin.
“The main plates, the "purline" plates, posts and braces, the rafters and collar beams, must all be set securely in position.”
“The other, often easier, method is to exchange the purline for a much stronger and larger one.”
“One is to have two different strong types of brackets, the stronger fixed at the rafters, the weaker ones at the purline in between the rafters.”
“purline beam" in the barn as fast as a man in the hayrack can toss the hay up to him, and the air is heated like a furnace by the hot haymaking sun on the shingles close above his head, and his shirt is full of timothy-seed, and he is almost dying with exhaustion, suddenly he hears the sound of rain pattering on the roof.”
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