Look for anything to brace the door!
She looked around for something to brace the door and ended up leaning against it.
Katie rushed to the door, trying to brace it.
The door held, and she scrambled back to brace it.
But on the night before the algebra examination, while I was struggling over some very complicated examples, I could not tell the combinations of bracket, brace and radical.
Within the hour, guards returned with a sheet of heavy metal to brace the disabled door.
He felt it necessary to hold his head higher, to brace himself, and to question the esaul with an air of importance about tomorrow's undertaking, that he might not be unworthy of the company in which he found himself.
Here a pilaster forming the back of the figure receives a Corinthian capital, upon which the architrave rests; and the figures merely brace up the pilaster.
The position of the columns having been determined, the girders must next be located; these serve to support the floor beams which transfer the loads direct to the columns, and also to brace the columns during erection.
What boy or girl has not heard the story of King Robert Brace and the spider?
The horse becomes low in condition and moves about quietly, and the frost tends to brace up the limbs.
Snipe (Gallinago coelestis) abound at certain seasons, in such numbers that one gun has been known to make a bag of one hundred brace in a day.
Litchfield was the birthplace of Ethan Allen; of Henry Ward Beecher; of Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose novel, Poganuc People, presents a picture of social conditions in Litchfield during her girlhood; of Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (1760-1833); of John Pierpont (1785-1866), the poet, preacher and lecturer; and of Charles Loring Brace, the philanthropist.
The term is thus applied to a metal bar, slender in proportion to its length, used as a tie, brace or connecting shaft between different parts, of a machine.
- (Families of instruments are connected by a brace.) Strings: as usual, but subject to minutely complex grouping.
The drill brace appears to have been used by Assyrians in the 7th century B.C. Piercers of bronze tapering (58), to enlarge holes in leather, &c., were common in all ages.
Brace, Fruit Trees in Pots; Dr R.
The greyhound puppies which it represents are identical with a brace of saplings of the present day.
SPANDRIL, or Spandrel (formerly splaundrel, a word of unknown origin), in architecture, the space between any arch or curved brace and the level label, beams, &c., over the same.
Rissa bridged the space between them, moving her hands to brace against his chest.
His actions--without the smallest deviation--were all directed to one and the same threefold end: (1) to brace all his strength for conflict with the French, (2) to defeat them, and (3) to drive them out of Russia, minimizing as far as possible the sufferings of our people and of our army.
In buildings wide in proportion to their height it is the ordinary practice to make the floors sufficiently rigid to transfer the lateral strains to the walls, and to brace the wall framings to resist them.
brace yourselves, everyone started weeping and wailing.
I'm now 7 weeks into a 13 week period of wearing a halo brace.
Rarely is spine curvature so pronounced in Scheuermann disease that the individual needs to wear a brace or have surgical intervention.
A friend went out with an air rifle and shot a second pheasant, so we had a brace.
He saw the skin patches, fracture brace, and laser-sealed woundsâ€”evidence of the medic's quick workâ€”but he also saw the unusual bulge in the wounded soldier's side.
ave u not been given a neck brace?
blatant disregard for his health in scoring a brace.
brace of pistols and a dagger but gave himself up quietly.
brace of pheasant on the towpath in beautiful spring plumage.
The makers wanted a big close-up of a huge brace chomping into pizza goo!
My patella was actually floating over the face of the lateral femoral condyle without the brace.
I followed this with a brace of lightly grilled seabass in a delicate crab sauce (£ 12.50) topped with sun-dried tomato.
Just brace yourself for the next few weeks of the tabloid hacks digging up as much dirt as possible on the Gaydamak family.
The eastern upright was mortised into position and had an external lateral brace to the base plate.
netting a hat-trick, whilst Guyan grabbed a brace.
Two strings of purple beads dangle down from the base of the brace to form a tail, ending in small peacocks ' feathers.
I had been fishing with mixed success with my cast of Lowland flies and a brace of half pounders nestled in my bag.
You can do the exercise on a workout bench or for an added abdominal workout, you can use an exercise ball or brace your exercise ball against a couch or other solid object.
Determining where the injury has actually occurred can make a big difference in treatment and in how it heals, so it may be necessary to consult a doctor rather than merely purchasing a brace or taping.
Viewers should brace themselves when Camille appears on the screen.
brace of twenties along with 3 smaller doubles from peg 32.
scoliosis treated with the Boston brace.
Classic wooden baby walker stroller with rigid wooden handle and cross brace.
This week's issue includes the biggest tench of 2005, part of the biggest brace ever!
two-stroke machines dominated the Pre-97 class with a brace of wins for Ian Morrell.
walker stroller with rigid wooden handle and cross brace.
DESC A prospective study was carried out of 60 females with idiopathic scoliosis treated with the Boston brace.
Anderson has been in a back brace since being diagnosed with a stress fracture on England 's recent tour of India.
This week 's issue includes the biggest tench of 2005, part of the biggest brace ever !
Two-stroke machines dominated the Pre-97 class with a brace of wins for Ian Morrell.
I come at you head on and watch you brace for impact but not move away.
You've seen the all-star reality shows before, now brace yourself for the latest installment of VH1's The Surreal Life.
Drivers swerve or brace for the impact, but never hit the dog.
Attach the fan brace by slipping it through the hole in the ceiling and positioning it so that it touches the joists on both sides of the hole.
Make sure that the brace is centered and then tighten it in place.
Drywall jobs can be small, like say, filling in a nail hole, or can be big enough to require a brace to support a replacement section of drywall as a patch.
If you're a woman with generous curves and haven't yet tried wearing a plus size bustier, you should brace yourself, because you may find that once you've put one on, you'll want to wear it every day.
If you are in bed or sitting when you begin, use a hand to brace yourself and stand slowly.
Twisting or curving of the spine and bowed legs may be corrected to some degree by surgical treatment or the wearing of a special brace.
Scoliosis between 20 and 40 degrees in children is usually treated with a back brace.
Spondylolisthesis is treated with a brace in mild cases.
Injections may be used to make casting easier, ease the adjustment of a new brace, or delay surgery.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.
Immobilization refers to the process of holding a joint or bone in place with a splint, cast, or brace.
When an arm, hand, leg, or foot requires immobilization, the cast, splint, or brace will generally extend from the joint above the injury to the joint below the injury.
Either a custom-made or a ready-made brace can be used.
They generally have Velcro straps that make the brace easy to adjust and to put on and take off.
After the cast, splint, or brace is removed, gradual exercise is usually performed to regain muscle strength and motion.
There is the possibility of decreased circulation if the cast, splint, or brace fits too tightly.
If the cast, splint, or brace breaks or malfunctions, the healing process of the bone or soft tissue can be disrupted and lead to deformity.
The Milwaukee brace consists of metal uprights attached to pads at the hips, rib cage, and neck.
The other kind of brace is the underarm brace, which uses rigid plastic to encircle the lower rib cage, abdomen, and hips.
Both these brace types hold the spine in a vertical position.
Because it can be worn out of sight beneath clothing, the underarm brace is better tolerated and often leads to better compliance.
A third style, the Charleston bending brace, is used at night to bend the spine in the opposite direction.
Braces are often prescribed to be worn for 22 to 23 hours per day, though some clinicians allow or encourage removal of the brace for exercise.
Children with scoliosis often have a negative self-image associated with irregular posture or having to wear a brace.
Once the correct position has been achieved, a brace must be worn during periods of sleep to maintain the correction.
Orthosis-An external device, such as a splint or a brace, that prevents or assists movement.
At the same time, the spotter's job in the cupie is to brace the flyer's ankles, providing front support as the balance is ensured.
A first aid bag that is complete with sports specific items such as splints, ace bandages, a neck brace and athletic tape.
Using your dumbbells, you'll need one flat surface at knee level to brace yourself on.
Either lock your feet on the bench brace or have someone hold your legs.
There's yet another, even deeper layer called the transverse abs, that is not visible at all yet acts like a back brace.
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