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Straining piece

(Arch.) a short piece of timber in a truss, used to maintain the ends of struts or rafters, and keep them from slipping. See Illust. of Queen-post.

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straightlaced
Straightly
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Straik
Strain
strain gage
strain gauge
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Strained
Strainer
strainer vine
Straining
-- Straining piece --
Straint
Strait
strait and narrow
Strait of Calais
Strait of Dover
Strait of Georgia
Strait of Gibraltar
Strait of Hormuz
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Strait of Messina
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Strait-waistcoat
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