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  • To Xiongs surprise, the hexagon was only an empty frame with what appeared to be a handle attached to its central cross-brace.

    Reap the Whirlwind

  • It's a backdrop she knows expertly: Mending a fence, one cowhand has to "cast about for a stick or something to twist tight a diagonal cross-brace wire, but the only thing at hand was a cow's bleached leg bone with its useful trochlea head, which seemed made to jam fence wire tight."

    Old West and New Collide Amid Cowpoke McMansions

  • Yarrl wipes his forehead and closes the firebox door, slumping against a cross-brace.

    The Magic Engineer

  • "You need something that strong, maybe even a cross-brace set here."

    The Magic Engineer

  • Pucky climbed onto a twisted cross-brace and in spite of his suit's cooling system he could feel how hot it had become.

    Unleashed Powers

  • American black, with a substantial woody cross-brace, and the shell itself calls for a hammer for cracking.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943

  • Although strong and active, I was rather short, even for a ten-year-old, and to reach the plow handles I was obliged to lift my hands above my shoulders; and so with the guiding lines crossed over my back and my worn straw hat bobbing just above the cross-brace I must have made a comical figure.

    The Elson Readers, Book 5

  • Find in the Glossary the meaning of: marveled; scorched; skillet; ridges; reinforcing; habitable; commission; stature; implement; stubble; share; cross-brace; judgment; tormentors; tolerable; unhoused; deposited; clog ging; evaporated.

    The Elson Readers, Book 5

  • A small bit of paper wound round each tube in front of the cross-brace insures insulation.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 362, December 9, 1882

  • Boss Laguna Seca has new Sterling Gray accents and will be available in vintage School Bus Yellow and black paint offerings, complemented by hockey stick stripes and gray interior rear cross-brace.

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