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  • n. Plural form of kingpost.


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  • Fore and aft of them, kingposts supported cargo booms, as well as windmills to help charge the capacitors which powered the vessel.

    The Day of Their Return

  • The fourth, the top fin, is merely for stabilizing purposes, the other three being identical in design, and are fitted with the ordinary system of wiring and kingposts to prevent warping.

    British Airships, Past, Present, and Future

  • Two kingposts of steel tube are fitted to each plane and braced with wire to stiffen the whole structure.

    British Airships, Past, Present, and Future

  • Quick-growing trees had shadowed the kingposts so that the idols and totems, seated in carved shark jaws, grinned greenly and monstrously at the futility of man through a rime of moss and mottled fungus.

    Chapter 20

  • On the way, in the open centre of the village where stood the kingposts, she left him lying on the ground in order to join in the hilarity of the population.

    Chapter 14

  • So no one vexed him as he trotted through the winding pathways between the many houses and past the obscene kingposts of totemic heraldry, where the forms of men, carved from single tree trunks, were seated in the gaping jaws of carved sharks.

    Chapter 13

  • A chain-tackle was suspended over a pulley from the cross-beam connecting the tops of the kingposts of the bridge, which was worked by a winch-machine with wheel, pinion, and barrel, round which last the chain was wound.

    Records of a Family of Engineers


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