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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In carriages:
  • n. A longitudinal side-piece, especially in a military traveling forge or a battery-wagon.
  • n. One of two elastic wooden bars placed one on each side of the body of some forms of light wagon or buggy to connect it with the gearing and to serve both as a support and as a spring.
  • n. In saddlery, one of two plates which unite the pommel and cantle of a saddle.
  • n. In the Scottish Court of Session, the name given to the bar in the outer parliament-house, at which the lords ordinary formerly called their hand-rolls.

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