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  • n. Alternative form of purlin.


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  • The main plates, the "purline" plates, posts and braces, the rafters and collar beams, must all be set securely in position.

    The Doctor : a Tale of the Rockies

  • The other, often easier, method is to exchange the purline for a much stronger and larger one.

    7. Gutters and downpipes

  • 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.

    7. Gutters and downpipes

  • "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.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878

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