tie beam

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tie beam a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
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Usage

In literature:

Both are of very low pitch, with tie-beams supported by curved brackets.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Churches of Coventry" by Frederic W. Woodhouse
The roof has embattled tie-beams, the space above them being filled with Perp.
"Somerset" by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
The floor is made of poles tied to the side-beams, and on these strips of bamboo are laid so as to leave small cracks between them.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
He was then taken to the barn, and tied to a beam.
"The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave" by William Wells Brown
At each shot, the other horse tied to the beam sprang back.
"Heart's Desire" by Emerson Hough
James's face was beaming with his joyful thoughts as he drew up before the village store, got out of the buggy, and tied the horse.
"'Doc.' Gordon" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
He tied the rope around his neck, he tied the other end around a beam, and he went to sleep.
"Injun and Whitey to the Rescue" by William S. Hart
Ties and beams and materials!
"The White Desert" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
TIE-BEAMS, 2"x6", which prevent the roof from spreading the walls.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
Tie him to a beam and feed him like yeh would a pup.
"The Rainy Day Railroad War" by Holman Day
They were set on end, side by side, and then tied to each other and to the beams of palm-trees.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
And even while the bosom aches, aches to its inmost core, This heavenly beam can bid it joy that earthly ties are o'er.
"Heart Utterances at Various Periods of a Chequered Life." by Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney
My limbs are lashed to an upright post; and, with the same thong, are my arms tied to a transverse beam.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The transverse arches are strongly pronounced and have wooden tie beams.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
Instantaneous effect is secured by a connecting beam that ties together the ends of the enormous arc.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
In the phrase "dormer beam" or "dormant beam," meaning a tie-beam, we have the same sense as in the modern "sleeper.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
Tie beams every 8 feet extend from front to rear plates.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
Jan has ordered him to be kept tied to a beam!
"The Laughing Cavalier" by Baroness Orczy
The walls were plastered to the ridge, exposing the heavy tie-beams.
"Remodeled Farmhouses" by Mary H. Northend
Here is his handkerchief tied to the beam on which he rested his head.
"Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous" by Sarah K. Bolton
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In poetry:

Across the hearth a tie-beam lay
Unmoved a weary while.
The flame that clomb the ashlar gray
Had burned it red as tile.
"The Hall And The Wood" by William Morris
One end he tied around a beam,
And then removed his pegs;
And, as his legs were off — of course
He soon was off his legs.
"Faithless Nelly Gray" by Thomas Hood
That's his saddle on the tie-beam,
And them's his spurs up there
On the wall-plate over yonder —
You ken see they ain't a pair.
"My Mate Bill" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Balcerak, a Muskego gymnast with club experience, tied for first on the vault (9.55) and was sixth on the beam (9.0).
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In science:

When inbeam sources are listed, the pulsar positions are tied to the positions of the primary calibrator through the in-beam sources.
Precision Astrometry with the Very Long Baseline Array: Parallaxes and Proper Motions for 14 Pulsars
The polar isation and beaming of the subpulses, however, later tie the emission mechanism to the surface of the pulsar.
Radio Pulsars
Some of these features should also be present for a BetaBeam, and for any facility in which a stored beam of well defined optical proper ties is used to produce neutrinos.
Future neutrino oscillation facilities
Unfortunately, a bow-tie shape preserves the muon polarization, and interferes with the accuracy of the related beam instrumentation . A possible scheme to overcome this drawback is being considered.
Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities
These waves form trains which are directly tied to the upstream foreshock-boundary ion beams .
Fundamentals of Non-relativistic Collisionless Shock Physics: IV. Quasi-Parallel Supercritical Shocks
To exploit the full sensitivity of the ATCA, it is necessary to coherently combine the signals from its individual antennas, forming a tied-array beam.
LUNASKA neutrino search with the Parkes and ATCA telescopes
Tied-array beams can then be formed from these data in later processing to discover if the pulse was also detected by the ATCA.
LUNASKA neutrino search with the Parkes and ATCA telescopes
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