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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A summer. See 2d summer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In carpentry, a horizontal beam serving to support the ends of floor-joists, or resting on posts and supporting the wall of the stories above; a lintel. Also called brest-summer.
  • n. In masonry, the first stone laid over a column or beam.

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