from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as tip-up.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In fishing, same as tilt, 6.
- n. In ornithology, a fiddler or teetertail. See cut under Tringoides.
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The old store was built with what is called tilt-up construction in which large concrete slabs are pre-made and then lifted up to form walls.
From the street, the concrete tilt-up looks more like a big box retail store than a school.
Just last night I was driving near my apartment in an industrial area and saw there was a one-story pre-fab tilt-up industrial building being used as a church.
We are also better at putting struts into tilt-up buildings so that the roofs doesn't fly off.
A tilt-up storage unit in the best corner of your basement is another method of setting up a "preplanned" family fallout shelter.
Over each hole you set a small contrivance called a "tilt-up."
Another tilt-up ceases to move and falls flat upon the ice.
The new store also uses tilt-up construction, with walls poured off-site and then brought in.
Either kind of event could shake the ground hard enough to demolish unreinforced brick buildings, concrete tilt-up warehouses and office buildings, older multistory concrete structures without adequate steel rebar - and, in the controversial view of one prominent engineer, downtown towers built to current standards.
Mark Templin, general manager of Lexus in the U.S., described the half-bolted down digital tablet as "kind of like having a tilt-up iPad" built into the center console.
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