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Synonyms for crutch

a means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure

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a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground

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anything that serves as an expedient

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Kate Wilson, Heritage at Risk principal adviser for the North East at English Heritage said: "This is a really special building, and an astonishingly rare combination of timber-framed cruck construction and heather thatch still in place.
The principal bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed cruck beams.
Other recent contracts have been for the repair of the cruck frame and thatch roof of a listed Leicestershire pub, and restoring the arbour at Jephson Gardens in Leamington for Warwick District Council.
A rare example of a cruck barn is for sale at Church Farm Mews in Church Road, Dosthill, Staffordshire A cruck frame is where a pair of long curved timbers lean inwards to support the roof.
Black Poplars were regularly used by medieval housebuilders and cartmakers: when split, branches made perfect crucks for cruck barns.
Channon has trained five of them, including the Italian Group 3 winner Chilworth Icon and Listed-placed pair Cruck Realta and Effie B.
Medieval houses, some of which still exist in the Holme Valley, were single storey buildings with cruck frames and straw or heather roofs.
Hengoed, an early 15th century cruck hall house has been dated as having been constructed between 1438 and 1447 but was only "discovered" in 2005.
The main property still retains many of its original features most notably some magnificent timber framing including close studding, a crossed beamed ceiling in the dining room and vaulted master bedroom with exposed cruck frame.
The runner-up that day, Cruck Realta, is a decent yardstick but Contributer really impressed with his final kick in the closing stages.
It's housed in a historic 450-year-old half cruck cottage with an English cottage garden, run and managed entirely by volunteers.
Well-supportedCruck Having been second in the Chesham at Royal Ascot just over a week ago, Cruck Realtawasalltheragetogoonebetter inthe6fjuvenileconditionscontestbut neededallofCathyGannon'sstrengthin thesaddletogetupanddenylong-time leaderAskTheGuru.
Dunne, of Far Cruck Cote Farm in Shipley, was convicted following a trial.
Musicians Tony and Jo Moffat began building a home on the west coast of Scotland, investing in an architect who developed an experimental design emulating a Norwegian longhouse, using a medieval cruck oak frame.