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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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As well as restoring the thatch, repairs were also carried out on rotted timbers and masonry walls, which had been pushed out by decay in the cruck structure.
Contributer had previously won a conditions event over 10 furlongs at Ascot, beating Cruck Realta by just over a length, with that one subsequently going on to show up well in a couple of Listed outings.
DONCASTER: 2.05 Mawasem, 2.40 Cruck Realta, 3.15 Supreme Quest, 3.45 Fathsta, 4.20 Starboard, 4.55 Snow Hill.
It has exotic and rare species of trees and ornamental plants, plus a unique garden cruck house with sedum roof, beamed ceilings, stained glass windows and inglenook fireplace.
Another is that every building shown within was constructed using a modified cruck flame.
The film and TV sound recordist added: "Centuries-old traditional construction methods can be experienced by guests as they help to build drystone walls, make wooden 'cruck' building frames or thatch roofs with heather or bracken.
Impressive ceiling and cruck beams, the drawing room's crenellated brick tower fireplace, a heavy timber vestibule door and even a classic Victorian floral-motif suite in the guest toilet are reminders of the house's long history.
The floor creaked, not "cruck'; the roof leaked, not "luck"; the storm peaked, not "puck."
Other people have cruck beams and we believe there may be some hiding under our plasterwork.
Not quite a Phoenix from the ashes but a Great Tit has made a welcome return to The Cruck Cottage after its devastating fire.
In the master bedroom, which formed part of the original house, the beams reveal its cruck frame and unusual carved timbers.
The barn is also one of only a handful of timber-framed 'cruck' buildings north of the Tees - a construction dating from early medieval times in which naturally curved, rough-hewn wood is at the heart of the building.
It is a fine example of a "cruck house" and houses a fascinating collection of local artefacts.
There are a range of outbuildings including former cowshed with planning permission to convert into a games room, a Grade II-listed barn, cedar Dutch barn and ruinous Grade II listed cruck barn.
The work means the barn has now been removed from the English Heritage's At Risk Register and is one of only a handful of timber-framed cruck buildings north of the Tees - a construction dating from early medieval times in which naturally curved, rough-hewn wood is at the heart of the building.