Crown-post

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crown-post Same as King-post.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crown-post In building, a post which stands upright between two principal rafters, and from which proceed struts or braces to the middle of each rafter. Also called kingpost, king's-piece, joggle-piece.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Crown-post the same as King-post (q.v.)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. corone (Fr. couronne)—L. corona; cf. Gr. korōnos, curved.

Usage

In literature:

Know you the distance to a post of the crown called William Henry?
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
I only await the stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds, for which quaint post under the Crown I applied, to cease to be a Member of Parliament.
"Simon the Jester" by William J. Locke
A heavy battery crowned one of the hills, another was posted in a forest, and there were more guns between.
"The Scouts of Stonewall" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The garrison left by him at Ticonderoga and Crown Point retired to Canada, and the posts were re-occupied by the Americans.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
Then let us at our different posts His equal mercies own; But they the sharpest thorns who bear may wear the brightest crown.
"The Continental Monthly, Volume V. Issue I" by Various
To the girls the crowning-point of the preparations was the opening of several large boxes posted from a London shop.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Know you the distance to a post of the crown called William Henry?
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
I remembered that my own crown scarcely reached the top of the upright post.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The nearest American post was at Crown Point, far down towards the foot of the lake.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
For himself, he was ready, at any time, to stand at his post, and die, if necessary, in defence of his crown and his people.
"Sketches of Aboriginal Life" by V. V. Vide
The ensuing spring he repaired to his post in the army and added to his military fame in the reduction of Crown Point and Tie.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
The Crown Post Office was continued in North America, but about this time a competing system arose.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
The steering post and fork sides especially should be thus strengthened at their junction with the crown.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
He accepted posts as Commissioner of Crown Lands and Resident Magistrate at Hawke's Bay.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
In 1635 the posts were maintained at a cost to the Crown of L3400 a year.
"The History of the Post Office" by Herbert Joyce
This was the savage conception of the coveted post of "Keeper of the Crown Jewels" that is found in some present-day monarchies.
"Adventures in Swaziland" by Owen Rowe O'Neil
Was the post-office, under Franklin, a source of revenue to the crown?
"The Life of Benjamin Franklin" by Samuel G. Goodrich
The enemy was posted on heights that rose in regular slopes from the shore crowned here and there by earthworks.
"Nurse and Spy in the Union Army" by S. Emma E. Edmonds
A little hamlet, where there is a post-office, crowns the summit of Town Hill.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
The martyr's crown was his who should die at the post of duty.
"Tales of Mean Streets" by Arthur Morrison
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In poetry:

Now mistress Gilpin, when she saw
Her husband posting down
Into the country far away,
She pull’d out half-a-crown;
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper

In news:

The following letter was sent by the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington in response to my recent post on the Crown Property Bureau and King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Buckingham Palace 's bad boy Prince Harry 's drunken display of his naked crown jewels while on a post-Olympics party trip to Las Vegas last weekend has caused his family to blush.
DeSoto boys end long wait for championship, while girls post repeat crown.
There has been a golden-crowned sparrow appearing at the feeder behind Red Rocks Park Trading Post most all winter.
Post critic Tom Sietsema crowned it "the best in the capital".
She posted a photo on Twitter with her head half-shaved below the crown.
Gardner Edgerton High School crowned two champions and posted nine personal bests en route to a third-place finish at the Olathe Invitational on April 6.
PARIS—Japan's Triple Crown winner Orfevre will have to overcome a difficult post position and 17 rivals to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday.
Japan's Triple Crown winner Orfevre will have to overcome a difficult post position and 17 rivals to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday.
NEW YORK — The jewel in the Supervalu crown — Save-A-Lot — may be up for bid by investment firm KKR, according to a Wall Street Journal blog post published Thursday.
The Crown corporation would need to raise the price of postage by 15 per cent or request government support to offset the expense, Canada Post said Tuesday in a statement.
Sonia LeBel, a Crown prosecutor who had already been working with the Charbonneau Commission, has been named to the post.
Reigning Miss Nevada USA Jade Kelsall's crown could be in jeopardy over a raunchy photograph posted on her Facebook page.
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