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- n. Plural form of truss.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of truss.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See truss, 6.
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The stress in the trusses is determined by a system of constraint equations that represent the balancing of forces at each node.
The building failed at the joints, and at the lightweight floor trusses from the weight of the falling building in motion.
The trusses were the only light moment in a grim season.
There ought to be a law passed prohibiting drug stores from selling those so-called trusses that don't hold or give a man a minute's peace.
I had tried several so-called trusses with poor results up to last May, when you fitted me, and I can positively state that from that day my rupture has not been down since.
Even if there is any druggist in the country who _does_ happen to know much about rupture and about fitting trusses, he'd have to be a mighty bright man to be able to fit you at all properly with the kind of trusses sold in the average drug-store.
The Colonial design is interesting above the keyboard; the arches below the "trusses" are out of scale.
What naval officer who may read these words was ever shipmate with rope "trusses" for the lower yards, or with a hemp messenger?
The gym is a heap of collapsed girders and trusses.
Even though it was squat and ugly, with bricked-in windows and weeds protruding from the foundation, the openness of the space was wonderful remember, Model Ts had once had a home there, and a trip to the mezzanine revealed that above the plaster drop ceiling were magnificent bow trusses that crossed the rounded ceiling.
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