King-post

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n King-post (Carp) A member of a common form of truss, as a roof truss. It is strictly a tie, intended to prevent the sagging of the tiebeam in the middle. If there are struts, supporting the main rafters, they often bear upon the foot of the king-post. Called also crown-post.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n king-post The middle post standing at the apex of a pair of rafters, and having its lower end fastened to the middle of the tie-beam; a joggle-post. When two side posts, one at each side of the center, are used to support the roof, instead of one in the middle, these are called queen-posts. See roof and crown-post. Also called king-piece, king's-piece, crown-post, joggle-piece.
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Usage

In literature:

Thus Peking, where Chu placed one of his sons as "king", was a post of exceptional importance.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
The King's Messenger had posted from a distant country, and his way through Dijon had been truly a Via Dolorosa.
"Leaves from a Field Note-Book" by J. H. Morgan
The king has chosen to quit his post at the moment of our most deadly perils, both at home and abroad.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
They made their way to the Tuileries, and posted themselves on the terrace beneath the windows of the King's private apartments.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
In others true king posts rest on the beams, which in turn are supported by the corner poles.
"The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao" by Fay-Cooper Cole
He was a left'nant when it happened, and the King promoted him post-captain straight away.
"News from the Duchy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Desperate was the fight and bravely and faithfully the king's men died at their posts.
"The Red Book of Heroes" by Leonora Blanche Lang
The soldiers who had been posted at Varennes were in no condition to assist the king.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
So he goes; and in the rear with the Philistine king, in the post of honour, as his bodyguard.
"True Words for Brave Men" by Charles Kingsley
To the King the Archduke praised his protege in glowing words, and he was given a small post at Court.
"Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts" by Rosalind Northcote
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In poetry:

Thank and praise to the King’s son Hafbur,
Manly he played and stout!
None might lay hand upon him
While the bed-post yet held out.
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris
Still give us grace, Almighty King!
Unwavering at our posts to stand,
'Till, grateful at thy shrine we bring
The tribute of a ransomed land.
"New Year's Hymn" by John Pierpont
Said Thomas to Richard, "To speak my opinion,
There is not such a bitch in King George's dominion;
And I firmly believe, if thou knew'st her as I do,
Thou wouldst choose out a whipping-post first to be tied to.
"The Progress of Advice. A Common Case" by William Shenstone

In news:

Tuesday October 9, 2012 Posted 2 months ago by Tom King.
Friday November 16, 2012 Posted 20 hours, 48 minutes ago by Tom King.
Bowles performing in the role of Martin Luther King Jr Image: Nathan Howard/Post-Bulletin.
Wednesday November 28, 2012 Posted 1 week, 4 days ago by Tom King.
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Thursday October 25, 2012 Posted 1 month ago by Tom King.
Friday October 12, 2012 Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Tom King.
Friday October 12, 2012 Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Tom King.
Monday November 19, 2012 Posted 6 days, 23 hours ago by Tom King.
Monday November 19, 2012 Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago by Tom King.
Mariners Insider » King Felix » Congrats to former Mariner R.A. Post by Ryan Divish on Nov 15, 2012 at 10:32 am with 2 Comments.
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In science:

The pro file for Fornax cluster 5 does not appear to be well fit by a King-type model and we suggest that it is a post core-collapse candidate.
Surface Brightness Profiles and Structural Parameters for Globular Clusters in the Fornax and Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
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