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  1. A strip placed between two rafters to support crosswise laths. 2. A lath placed between a timber and a sheet lath. 3. A lath nailed at a more or less random spacing between two precisely spaced laths. 4. A lath put on one side of a partition after the other side has been finished.


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ASHCROFT SYSTEM

Timber boat building technique using two layers of overlapping diagonal strip planks with glue barrier between. High strength and low weight.

KNEES

Crooked timbers with two arms used as a bracket in timber construction, such as, to support the deck beams or thwarts.

HOLLOW & ROUND

The warpage of a sawn plank of timber where its section is concave on one side and convex on the other.

COMPENSATION PYRHELIOMETER

A pyrheliometer consisting of two identical Manganin strips, one shaded, the other exposed to sunlight; an electrical current is passed through the shaded strip to raise its temperature to that of the exposed strip, and the electric power required to accomplish this is a measure of the solar radiation.

CLASS B PUSH-PULL SOUND TRACK

Two photographic sound tracks side by side, one of which carries the positive half of the signal only, and the other the negative half; during the inoperative half-cycle, each track transmits little or no light.

BIMETALLIC STRIP

A strip formed of two dissimilar metals welded together; different temperature coefficients of expansion of the metals cause the strip to bend or curl when the temperature changes.

CAP SHROUD

Supporting wires from either side of a mast leading over spreaders to support its upper sections.

HERRINGBONE GEAR

The equivalent of two helical gears of opposite hand placed side by side.

CENTERLESS GRINDER

A cylindrical metal-grinding machine that carries the work on a support or blade between two abrasive wheels.

CONTINUOUS RECORDER

A recorder whose record sheet is a continuous strip or web rather quenced operations.

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