• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Scaffolder a spectator in the gallery: one of the 'gods;' Scaff′olding, a scaffold of wood for supporting workmen while building: materials for scaffolds:
    • Scaffolder (fig.) a frame, framework: disposing of the bodies of the dead on a scaffold or raised platform, as by the Sioux Indians, &c
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  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults --a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.”
  • Benito Mussolini
    Benito Mussolini
    “The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face; it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building.”
  • John Mason Brown
    John Mason Brown
    “I am as content to die for God's eternal truth on the scaffold as in any other way.”
  • Pierre Corneille
    “It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. escafaut (Fr. échafaud, It. catafalco); from a Romance word, found in Sp. catar, to view—L. captāre, to try to seize, falco (It. palco), a scaffold—Ger. balke, a beam. Doublet catafalque.


In literature:

Nor could he solemnize the event, as he desired, by the appearance on the scaffold of a single Yorkshireman.
"The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886" by Various
He had already laid the foundations and erected the scaffolding when the order came.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
Some were working on scaffolding, others were many feet below.
"The Mystery of the Green Ray" by William Le Queux
Death on the field and on the scaffold.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
The artist, Sir James Thornhill, painted standing on a scaffold, erected of course at a great height from the ground.
"Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children" by Grace Greenwood
But know, ere night, thy head shall grace the scaffold!
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810" by Various
When the scaffolds decay and fall, the relatives collect the bones and bury them.
"Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches" by Edwin Eastman
There is no sight in any country that raises my own spirits so much as a scaffolding.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
He had passed right through the castle, and issued on a terrace; thence he perceived the esplanade, a scaffold, men, and all around the crowd.
"The Regent's Daughter" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Forty years later Charles X. declared that his brother had mounted the scaffold because, at this juncture, he would not mount his horse.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

In poetry:

Lest air hold him not,
Beats up the scaffold of space
Sick of the world's rot-
God's hideous face.
"The Eagle" by Allen Tate
An earnest will can ne'er be still
Though oft its hopes be baffled,
It will succeed though victims bleed
And die upon the scaffold.
"Duty Done" by Jared Barhite
She shrank not from the heartless throng,
Nor from the scaffold high;
But now and then, with beaming smile,
Addressed her parent's eye.
"The Child's Appeal" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
The scaffold's there, and thou art firm;
Thou walkest forth upon it now;
The thoughts within thy breast are hid,
But calm and peaceful is thy brow.
"Louis Riel" by Thomas Frederick Young
The dungeon door hath opened wide,
Its victims to immure;
And blood hath yonder scaffold dyed,
Betray'd by hellish lure.
O Justice, why so long delay,
To bare thy sword of equity?
"The Lancashire Hymn." by Samuel Bamford
A scaffold high with spreading arms on yonder height we see,
It waits to take its victim's life, exulting cruelly.
While zephyr's blow, birds hover o'er a soul in dire distress,
With troubled gaze breathes out a prayer. Will God attend and bless?
"Some Mother's Boy" by Mary Alice Walton

In news:

The WAL-JHE500-120V-25, which operates with regular 120 VAC current, is designed to provide rugged, versatile mounting to ladders, scaffolds and similar structures for construction-related activities.
Man injured in fall from scaffold in Robinson Twp.
One man was taken to Zeeland Community Hospital following a scaffold accident Thursday morning at his home, said Robinson Township Fire Chief Paul VanVelzen.
Diddy's Clothing Line Sues Over NYC Store Scaffold .
The netting is not meant to support the scaffolding but to protect the streets below.
Securing the scaffold to the building was especially important, Mr Silva said, because after the accident, the upper scaffolding was no longer being supported by the lower portion.
Workers rescued from scaffolding .
Two workers were pulled to the roof of a high-rise on 20th avenue in Astoria after their scaffolding malfunctioned.
Scaffolding accident hurts two.
There's something very familiar (shall we say, Don Draperesque) about the scaffolding advertisement for 180 Madison Avenue.
When he first started announcing at football games in the fall of 1963, the same year he was hired to teach science and health at Union, the pressbox consisted of some scaffolding and tarp near one of the corners of an end zone.
Scenario Management Module, advanced scaffolding -specific billing features and updated Preventive Maintenance Module.
Radio personality climbing a scaffold to raise bikes for kids.
Work continues on the seismic retrofitting project at the Carmel Mission Basilica on Wednesday, with crews placing structural scaffolding over the roof with the help of a large crane.
Scaffolding Might Force Seven Boutique to Close Within Six Months.

In science:

Part I follows that the scaffolding comprises K∨ (L).
Lattices freely generated by posets within a variety. Part II: Finitely generated varieties
The openness of the tool allows many possibilities for designing hints and scaffolds, perhaps only limited by the designer ’s coding knowledge and the Ejs community.
Leveraging on Easy Java Simulation tool and open source computer simulation library to create interactive digital media for mass customization of high school physics curriculum
In addition the user works out a framework or scaffolding for all the actions he can perform.
The Review and Analysis of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Principles
On the mailing-list a hint can be found that this is due to the difficulty of constructing scaffolding for new testing scenarios (see for instance the discussion following [freecol:4147] as to the problems of expanding client/server testing) and thus indirectly with unfamiliarity with testing in the project.
Introducing Automated Regression Testing in Open Source Projects
LC medium as a scaffold-organization Complex bio-molecules—important components of the control-network—are capable of large response-effects a la de Gennes (2005), typical of soft-matter, thanks to correlated motions of their constituent atoms.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence