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Synonyms for ridgepole

a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top

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The ridgepole or middle is supported by 36 massay pillars of the breadfruit tree.
The three poems published in Islands--one set at Karekare, one set in fifteenth-century Florence, and a third commenting on the themes of the other two--are the ridgepole of the ursequence.
If this isn't available, sometimes you can find two trees close together where you can wedge the ridgepole up at the same height.
To "the ridgepole at the world's end" (an echo of T.
We are aware that we are doing something and are thus prepared to follow the event's traces as far as need be, beyond the sea and the mountains and the ridgepole at the world's end and the attendant generations.
I deconstructed the essay, whittling it down to its ridgepole of logic.
The word translated as "ultimate" here, ji [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], in fact means ridgepole, and is used in classical texts to convey a number of related meanings, often at the same time.
The tahu, for example, refers not only to the ridgepole of the house but also to important tupuna (ancestors), starting with the original tupuna.
ellipsis in the text] Land where the morning mist is fUrled Like smoke above the ridgepole of the world.
The ancient timbers, mortised and tenoned, creaked painfully as the ridgepole swayed.
Winter notes that architectural terracottas in the form of sphinxes similarly come into being at about the same time in Etruria (as ridgepole sculptures) and Greece/Magna Graecia (as akroteria); the implication drawn--which will not persuade everyone--is that Etruria was the one following suit.
If you create a ridgepole roof effect (using a row of bales down the center of the top of the stack, so your tarp slopes off each way), the tarp will shed water better than a flat-topped stack.
The central spine of the drawn fish can be read as the ridgepole (tahuhu) of a house, which represents the backbone of the ancestor and his or her main line of descent; the intersecting bones can be read as the rafters (heke) of a house, which represent the ancestor's ribs and descent lines; the large head can be read as representing the front porch (mahau) of a house, with the mouth representing the doorway (kuwaha) and the eye the window (matapihi).