She braced herself for the resentful looks.
He braced himself to tell her thanks for the night and farewell.
The door opened, and she braced herself.
Xander braced himself, waiting for the rejection he knew would come.
She braced herself, expecting to feel some sort of rush of energy, like she did when she touched Jule.
She squinted through her fingers and braced herself against one wall to counter the effects the drugs had on her equilibrium as she moved down the long hallway.
Taran braced himself and opened his eyes.
She braced herself for him to turn into Talon and hurt her.
With a deep breath, she stepped through and braced herself to fall.
"Yes, I want to know the terms," she whispered and braced herself for disappointment.
She closed her eyes and braced herself for another.
Kiera braced herself and exited behind Evelyn, whose quick step led them back to the main house and outside, where the floating tents were still in place.
She braced herself for a flood of his power, but it didn't come.
He braced his arms on either side of her.
A familiar warmth stirred within her, and she braced herself before opening her eyes.
She braced herself and opened her eyes.
She feared asking more and braced herself when it took one foot in its hand.
One arm looped around her and she braced herself against his chest, vaguely realizing that --by not refusing him the day before --he'd taken her response as a blank check.
He swiped at the flakes then braced himself to change into his jaguar shape.
She braced herself for a refusal and a fight.
He braced himself for the fear or disbelief that did not come.
She pulled on her knit hat and braced her bag of weapons between her body and the window before lying down on her back.
She focused hard on the image of Bianca and braced herself for Jonny's fiery touch.
Rissa was braced in the saddle as if expecting attackers at any moment.
She braced herself against the door of the cage.
She leaned back to read his expression and his hand gently braced her back.
She braced herself, expecting pain when it reached her injury.
Jessi braced herself against the counter, not certain she was able to stand on her own.
With a sigh, Jessi gripped his and braced herself.
She braced herself for the blow.
We braced our ladder against the wall and played a game of numbers to see who would the first to climb.
She braced herself and reached out to him.
Dusty braced himself and turned to face the grandfatherly figure with a smile and emerald eyes standing in the corner.
Jule focused first on the nearby wardrobe and braced himself against it.
She braced herself to face him nonetheless.
She braced herself and pulled his power into her, struggling to control it while panic rose.
She braced herself for the answer.
He braced it for her, watching.
She ducked her head and braced herself as he reached for her again.
She braced herself and placed her palm against his.
She braced herself and touched him.
She turned to see his gaze on the ground, his body braced as if for a blow.
She braced herself against the memories running through his head and the confusion as he tried to figure out where he was.
Deidre braced herself for his violent reaction or words.
Deidre braced herself, hoping not to feel the warm energy of his magic.
Deidre braced her hands against his chest, tunnel-vision forming.
She braced herself for the blows before recalling he'd never struck her full force.
When Xander moved closer once more, she braced herself but stayed still.
Her eyes flew open and she braced herself against the side.
Katie braced herself for a storage room full of military uniforms and was surprised to see what looked much like a women's department section.
He braced himself for more syrupy love sentiments when she awoke but was
The seconds ticked as they braced for the worse.
He braced himself for the battle with his fangs and waited for the inevitable pain from fighting to keep them at bay.
"Do you have access to the hospitals?" he asked and braced himself for more bad news.
The body heat of someone kneeling beside her made her blink, and she braced herself for the doc shooting her up again.
A few glanced her way, and Lana braced herself.
9) consists of a steel braced tower, on which revolves a large horizontal double cantilever; the forward part of this cantilever or jib carries the lifting crab, and the jib is extended backwards in order to form a support for the machinery and counter-balance.
Several times during summer the trees ought to be regularly examined, and the young shoots respectively topped or thinned out; those that remain are to be nailed to the wall, or braced in with pieces of slender twigs, and the trees ought occasionally to be washed with the garden engine or thoroughly syringed, especially during very hot summers.
A very important feature of the faade is the portico or porch-way, which covers the principal steps and is generally formed by producing the central portion of the main roof over the steps and supporting such projection upon isolated wooden pillars braced together near the top with horizontal ties, carved, moulded and otherwise fantastically decorated.
Rozhestvenski had, moreover, numerous store-ships, colliers, &c. Nevertheless, the Japanese viewed his approach with considerable anxiety, and braced themselves for a final struggle.
The suspension chains are constructed in the form of braced girders, so that they are stiff against unsymmetrical loading.
The inclined tensions and compressions in the bars of a braced web are equivalent to this shear.
On the other hand a framed or braced web afforded opportunity for much better arrangement of material, and it very soon became apparent that open web or lattice or braced girders were more economical of material than solid web girders, except for small spans.
In both England and America in early braced bridges cast iron, generally in the form of tubes circular or octagonal in section, was used for compression members, and wrought iron for the tension members.
'The centre span is a two-hinged parabolic braced rib arch, and there are side spans of 190 and 210 ft.
span, riveted braced girders for spans of 50 ft.
From some known examples, C varies from 1500 to 1800 for iron braced parallel or bowstring girders, and from 1200 to 1500 for similar girders of steel.
In the case of braced girder bridges, the wind pressure is taken as acting on a continuous surface extending from the rails to the top of the carriages, plus the vertical projected area of so much of one girder as is exposed above the train or below the rails.
If the web is a braced web, then the vertical component of the stress in the web bars cut by the section must be equal to S.
- In the case of braced structures the following method is convenient: When a section of a girder can be taken cutting only three bars, the stresses in the bars can be found by taking moments.
- In the case of girders with braced webs, the tension bars of which are not adapted to resist a thrust, another circumstance due to the position of the live load must be considered.
Types of Braced Girder Bridges.
Most braced girders may be considered as built up of two simple FIG.
The method of sections already described is often more convenient than the method of reciprocal figures, and the method of influence lines is also often the readiest way of dealing with braced girders.
Huygens contrived some ingenious arrangements for directing such telescopes towards any object visible in the heavens - the focal adjustment and centring of the eyepiece being preserved by a braced rod connecting the objectglass and eye-piece.
One of the most beautiful graphical constructions regularly used by engineers and known as the method of reciprocal figures is that for finding the loads supported by the several members of a braced structure, having given a system of external loads.
The soul of the sage, thought the Cynics, should be strained and braced for judgment and action; his first need is firmness (Ebrovia) and Socratic strength.
In 1881 the walls of a very large courtyard were constructed by building a braced cage of iron and filling the panels with masonry, a system of construction which had been used in the early part of the century for a tall shot-tower erected in the city of New York.
In buildings of small width in proportion to their height this method of securing rigidity, is generally found to be inadequate, and the frame is also braced at right angles to the outer walls to take up the strains directly.
Another form is known as portal bracing; this is usually braced between adjacent columns in halls or passage-ways and extends from the foundations up from floor to floor to such a height that the stability of the building itself is sufficient to resist the assumed wind pressure.
She sensed Rhyn's presence before any of the others and braced herself, almost hyperventilating.
She braced herself for the resentful looks and whispered insults she was glad Toby was too young to understand.
Uncertain whether or not the battle still waged between demons and Immortals, she braced herself to be attacked as she flew past every doorway towards the back stairwell.
"Is Rhyn okay?" she ventured and braced herself for the answer.
He kissed her first, enjoying the feel of her blood coursing beneath his lips, then, as his fangs breached her skin, he braced for the burning that never came.
Eden braced herself, uncertain how the first spell would affect him.
I braced myself; something pretty awful was about to happen.
braced collars; that against the north wall could be original, the rest are replaced.
And unlike her sister Liza, she has none of her mother's physical mannerisms (the braced legs, the flailing arms ).
A high wing braced monoplane of partly metal structure.
They have forward and aft braced spars with integral aluminum ribs.
Stobs are replaced by 100 x 100mm uprights, braced with steel studding.
A use of this was recorded in the London Gazette in 1697: " I braced my main topsails aback.
A small space is left between the end of one rail and that of the next, in order to allow for expansion in hot weather, and at the joint the two are firmly braced together by a pair of fish-plates (fig.ri).
- In England timber bridges of considerable span, either braced trusses or laminated arches (i.e.
The stiffening girder, constructed chiefly of timber, was a box-shaped braced girder 18 ft.
Petya had heard in the army many stories of Dolokhov's extraordinary bravery and of his cruelty to the French, so from the moment he entered the hut Petya did not take his eyes from him, but braced himself up more and more and held his head high, that he might not be unworthy even of such company.
A use of this was recorded in the London Gazette in 1697: I braced my main topsails aback.
Children were more independent in daily activities during braced than during unbraced periods (p =.14).
In this operation, the tendon of the contractured muscle is cut, and the limb is braced in its normal resting position while the tendon regrows.
She braced herself for their reaction.
The smooth ride grew bumpy suddenly, and Brady braced himself against his seat.
The angel ignored her and dropped beside her, wringing his hands helplessly. The blond woman dangled over the widening chasm, clutching Katie's hand. She braced her feet against the side of the chasm and walked upward, until Toby could grab her belt. The angel pulled hard, and Katie pushed Deidre on top of the angel, who yelped.
Lana braced herself and hurried after Mike.
Lana braced herself as the two looked her over carefully.
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