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  • n. Plural form of crossbeam.


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  • Its pub The Pickering Arms boasts an inscription below its Tudor black-and-white crossbeams: "In the year 923 King Edward the Elder founded a cyty here and called it Thelwall."

    Britain's Best Views: the Mersey ferry, Liverpool

  • Above, two enormous X-shaped concrete crossbeams reflect and diffuse sunlight from thin clerestory windows, filling the atrium's ample space with a cool glow.

    A Monument to the Life of the Mind

  • Various different dates, ranging from 1725 to 1793, are found on the supporting crossbeams, suggesting that the ceiling took several phases of work to complete.

    Did you know? The Sistine Chapel of Mexico

  • Endo-san was fascinated by the Temple of Azure Cloud, where hundreds of pit vipers took up residence, coiled around incense holders and the eaves and crossbeams of the roof, inhaling the smoke of incense lit by worshipers.

    Excerpt: The Gift of Rain by Twan Eng Tan

  • The walls, floor, and ceiling were all polished wood, with long thick crossbeams extending the length of the room.

    Bring On the Night

  • The room was small, low-ceilinged—Gullik had to duck to miss the crossbeams—and littered with all manner of anvils, forges, odd-shaped rocks, skulls, glassware, and a variety of tools.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • The translucent marble ceiling with its bronzed crossbeams and a few dim spotlights gave the light inside the cavernous memorial a viscous timeworn patina.

    The Viognier Vendetta

  • Near the chimney the floor beams, oak ten-by-tens, are charred and balancing on crossbeams.

    The Other Side of Dark

  • There are steel crossbeams on the floor with two-by-six wood slats all the way across.

    Cross Rhodes

  • Kallie struggled to roll Dallas onto his side, but he felt as heavy as a pile of steel crossbeams and, without a freaking crane, just as immovable.

    Black Dust Mambo


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