Queen-post

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Queen-post One of two suspending posts in a roof truss, or other framed truss of similar form. See King-post.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Queen-post (archit.) one of two upright posts in a trussed roof, resting upon the tie-beam, and supporting the principal rafters
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cwén; Goth. kwēns, Ice. kván, kvæn.

Usage

In literature:

A silvered knight then sallied out, and the golden queen posted herself before her king.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
You'll have to write upon your gate-post that Celeste is queen and sovereign of the house.
"The Lesser Bourgeoisie" by Honore de Balzac
That bold and bustling prelate, brother of the Queen of Spain and of Ferdinand of Styria, took post from Prague in the middle of July.
"The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I." by John Lothrop Motley
The Queen had awakened, and Iras hastened to her post.
"Cleopatra, Complete" by Georg Ebers
A silvered knight then sallied out, and the golden queen posted herself before her king.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book V." by Francois Rabelais
Mrs. Fry occupied a post near the platform; and after a little time the Queen, now aged and infirm, perceived her.
"Elizabeth Fry" by Mrs. E. R. Pitman
Essex and Ralegh rode post to Court to consult the Queen and Council.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
The latter had come post-haste from Berlin and been in time to see the Queen before she passed away.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
Author of "Lives of the Queens of England," &c. 1 vol., post 8vo, elegantly bound, with Portrait of the Author, 10s.
"Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of George the Third, Volume 2 (of 2)" by The Duke of Buckingham
The Queen's Park had now a brilliant turn at the Leven goal, and several hard shies at the posts were cleverly returned by the backs.
"Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches" by David Drummond Bone
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In news:

A Malian guitar virtuoso and his soul queen wife team up with Manu Chao, the post-national post-punk and pop-savvy "world music" producer.
Adele has posted the video for "Someone Like You," the chart-topping piano ballad from the UK soul-pop queen's 2010 album 21.
For the past month I have been writing blog posts here on the Queens Courier website.
Matt Long, the New York City firefighter who was nearly killed by a bus but went on to run the New York City Marathon, is homeless after a post-Sandy fire destroyed his home in Queens.
A plainclothes NYPD sergeant was hit in the legs in a shootout last night as he and another cop chased a thug in Queens, law-enforcement sources told The Post.
Silver Queen Gondola in Aspen (THE DENVER POST file HYOUNG CHANG).
California post-grunge/alt rock band Smile Empty Soul has opened for more than a few of rock's heavy hitters: Alice in Chains, Queens of the Stone Age, Deftones.
Dick Blume/The Post-Standard Syracuse lacrosse goalie Al Cavalieri is about to stop shot by St John's Brandon Ayers during SU's 15-7 victory Saturday in Queens.
The New York Post reported that thieves struck at least three homes in the Breezy Point section of Queens.
Alex Ocasio, 37, stands next to the sign he posted on the door of his first floor apartment on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in the Queens borough of New York, Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 in New York.
Alex Ocasio, 37, stands next to the sign he posted on the door of his first-floor apartment on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in the Queens borough of New York on Tuesday, warning would-be looters to keep out.
Alex Ocasio, 37, stands next to the sign he posted on the door of his first floor apartment on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in the Queens borough of New York, Tuesday in New York someone tried to break in afterward.
A sign proclaiming a lack of valuables inside is posted in the door of a veterinary clinic in Rockaway Beach in the the Queens borough of New York on Tuesday.
Heavy traffic along 3rd Avenue toward the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Oct 31, 2012 One New Yorker 's Seven-Hour Post-Sandy Commute.
A Nassau County Emergency Service cop was killed this morning on the Cross Island Parkway near the Queens border after a driver allegedly left the scene of an accident, the Post reports.
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