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a wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding

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Tavern owner Jim Trunnel of Eugene has said: "Here's what it takes to manage the lottery.
and Gary of Bend; two sisters, Ardis Johnson of Aloha and Lois Trunnel of Eugene; three grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.
The post and beam frame required no nails, but was fastened together with elegant mortise and tenon joints locked into place with stout wooden pegs called trunnels or "treenails.
Many of the ship's original locust treenails, or trunnels, are still working fasteners.
Even if you have walked over Frankenmuth's wooden bridge hundreds of times, you will likely learn more about it - like how many trunnels were used in construction - by checking out the Art & Historical Tour.