king post


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n king post post connecting the crossbeam to the apex of a triangular truss
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In literature:

At present Sir Philip occupies the position of candidate to the post of King-Deliverer.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit
A reserve of 10,000 men, commanded by the king's half-brother, occupied a strongly fortified post at Melloon.
"On the Irrawaddy" by G. A. Henty
The deaths of kings travel so much faster than any post, that I can not expect to tell you news, when I say your old master is dead.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IV (of X)--Great Britain and Ireland II" by Various
During 1910-11 the ailerons vanished, warp control was adopted and the king-post system of wing-bracing was used.
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
One nearly central highway, known as the King's Bridge or Post Road, ran the entire length of the island.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
The new king was at Alba Regalis, but, as the four bishops were going to cross the Danube, they were stopped by a party of soldiers posted there.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Under Erik XIV., as well as under his brother Johan, Ludvigsson held the post of secretary to the king.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
Hurriedly the king posted his men to receive the attack.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
The post brought very bad accounts of the King, who is certainly dying.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
If I were you I should obtain a post under the young King.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
Not long after he had abandoned his post the king arrived, and passed unhindered.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
He has been offered a post in the King's household.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
A king post broke and let down the stones.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
And wherever they saw one of the king's uniforms they hanged the wearer to the nearest lamp post.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
They named the post Fort Maurepas, in honour of a prominent minister of the king in France at the time.
"Pathfinders of the Great Plains" by Lawrence J. Burpee
In 1685 the king gave him a pension of thirty-five hundred livres, though without assigning him any post of dignity.
"The Fighting Governor" by Charles W. Colby
Grammar School, King's Lynn, who was selected by the Governors from 150 candidates for the post.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
And why had Major King ordered her, virtually under arrest, to Alamito Ranch, instead of sending her in disgrace to the post?
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
The post-master, who had been in Paris, instantly recognized the king.
"Maria Antoinette" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
The Chippewas and Sacs celebrated the King's Birthday, in honor of the English, with a great game of lacrosse in front of the post.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin

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:

Dana King, an award-winning Bay Area television fixture for 15 years, announced Wednesday that she is stepping down from her anchor post at KPIX (CBS 5) to pursue her art career.
Thursday September 6, 2012 Posted 3 months ago by Tom King.
Dug Pinnick of King's X Posts Update on Jerry Gaskill's Condition.
Friday April 16, 2010 Posted 2 years, 7 months ago by Tom King.
The Web site National Football Post gave high marks to Iowa defensive tackle Mitch King and Western Illinois linebacker Jason Williams in its mock draft last week.
Thursday December 3, 2009 Posted 3 years ago by Tom King.
Tuesday July 17, 2012 Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago by Tom King.
Tuesday July 31, 2012 Posted 4 months ago by Tom King.
Friday September 7, 2012 Posted 3 months ago by Tom King.
Wednesday October 17, 2012 Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Tom King.
Wednesday October 17, 2012 Posted 1 month, 1 week ago by Tom King.
Thursday September 27, 2012 Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Tom King.
Debunking King Hospital's Premature Post-Mortem .
Thursday April 29, 2010 Posted 2 years, 7 months ago by Tom King.
Tim King and Ryan Lum posted video of the red tide in Mission Bay.

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