"You found it," he said, bracing himself to haul her up.
He backed up slightly, bracing for her reaction.
She squeezed her eyes closed, bracing herself.
She changed into her own clothes and gathered the most important of her belongings before bracing herself to leave the room.
Bracing herself, she stepped into the hallway.
Where is she? she asked, bracing herself for the answer.
Suddenly, her bracing arm hit air.
The air is bracing, largely because of the city's altitude; the mean annual temperature is 60.8° F.
She dropped her hand and closed her eyes, bracing herself.
Jackson lingered in the shower; bracing his hands on the wall, letting the water run on the back of his neck.
"Am I right?" he asked, bracing an arm on either side of her.
She leaned down, bracing herself as she rested a trembling hand on his forehead.
Jackson fixed his eyes on the ceiling, bracing for the lecture about responsibility that was sure to come from Sarah.
By reason of its dry and bracing climate, Aliwal North is also a favourite residence of sufferers from chest complaints.
The climate is cool and bracing, and the products of the vicinity include many of the temperate zone.
It has good golf links, and is much frequented by visitors for its bracing climate and sea-bathing.
e?Howa, ide n ndon Winter, with cold but clear and bracing weather, usually sets in about the middle of November, and ends with March.
Bracing herself, she opened the front door and crossed through the house.
There is much sunshine, and the atmosphere is bracing and exhilarating.
The struts and ties are called bracing bars.
"Don't –" she shouted, bracing her hands against his chest.
The climate of Bankura is generally healthy, the cold season being bracing, the air wholesome and dry, and fogs of rare occurrence.
Sofia sat down on the bed, careful to keep the blood from her gown, and touched the woman's face, bracing herself.
Actually the frost came later than usual that year, the 27th of October, and the weather was dry and bracing; not till the 8th of November did the cold at night become sharp. Even when the Beresina was reached on the 26th November, the cold was far from severe, for the slow and sluggish stream was not frozen over, as is proved by the fact that Eble's pioneers worked in the water all through that terrible day.
We talked of rude and simple times, when men sat about large fires in cold, bracing weather, with clear heads; and when other dessert failed, we tried our teeth on many a nut which wise squirrels have long since abandoned, for those which have the thickest shells are commonly empty.
Its greatest defect is the cold southerly and westerly storms, which cause great losses in cattle and sheep. The Patagonian coast-line and mountainous region are also healthy, having a dry and bracing climate.
The winters are brilliant but cold, and the summers average from 60° to 65° F., with generally clear skies and a bracing atmosphere which makes these regions favourite summer resorts for the people of the cities to the south.
This result is modified if the action of the load near the section is distributed to the bracing intersections by rail and cross girders.
The clear, bracing air, according to ancient writers, fostered the intellectual and aesthetic character of the people and endowed them with mental and physical energy.
The suspending rods and cross bracing are very light.
The climate of Porthcawl is bracing, and the rainfall (averaging 25 in.) is about the lowest on the South Wales coast.
The climate is healthy and bracing, except in the lower valleys along the river banks and in the marsh land, where malarial fever is prevalent.
Three types of bracing for the web very early developed the.
It is picturesquely situated on a well-wooded plateau and has a bracing climate.
Warren type in which the bracing bars form equilateral triangles, the Whipple Murphy in which the struts are vertical and the ties inclined, and the lattice in which both struts and ties are inclined at equal angles, usually 45° with the horizontal.
In general the climate is dry and bracing all over the plateau.
From its bracing qualities this wind, which blows in the summer, is known as the "Cape Doctor."
the web always 44-1; ° now consists of bracing bars.
The bracing bars, therefore, for this part of the girder must be adapted to resist either tension or thrust.
The town, built of grey granite, presents a handsome appearance, and being delightfully situated in the midst of the most beautiful pine and birch woods in Scotland, with pure air and a bracing climate, is an attractive resort.
Diagonal bracing or strutting is nowhere to be found, and in many cases mortises and other joints are such as very materially to weaken the timbers at their points of connection.
As regards climate a choice is offered between the more bracing atmosphere of High Harrogate and the sheltered and warm climate of the low town.
It can be stiffened by girders and bracing and is then of mixed type, when it loses much of its advantage in economy.
The chains of each pair were connected by bracing so that they formed a stiff inverted arch resisting deformation in its place.
Not only were the bracing bars designed to calculated stresses, and the continuity of the girders taken into account, but the validity of the calculations was tested by a verification on the actual bridge of the position of the points of contrary flexure of the centre span.
The climate is bracing and healthy.
The curve has progressed despite bracing.
The earliest published theoretical investigations of the stresses in bracing bars were perhaps those in the paper by W.
(3) The dead load comprises the weight of the main girders, flooring and wind bracing, or the total weight of the superstructure exclusive of any part directly carried by the piers.
In bridge work this occurs only in some of the bracing bars.
in compression boom, 7 o tons in tension boom, 5 o tons in vertical struts, 6.5 tons in diagonal ties, 8 o tons in wind bracing, and 6.5 tons in cross and rail girders.
But if the load is distributed to the bracing intersections by rail and cross girders, then the shear at C' will be greatest when the load extends to N, and will have the values wXADN and -wXNEB.
The bracing weather of Canadian winters is followed by the warmth and humidity of genial summers, under which crops grow in almost tropical luxuriance, while the cool evenings and nights give the plants a robustness of quality which are not to be found in tropical regions, and also make life for the various domestic animals wholesome and comfortable.
The heat of summer (December-March, which is the rainy season) is tempered by cool breezes; winter (MaySeptember, inclusive) is dry, cold and bracing, and frost prevails for prolonged periods.
Above these, the chapadas lie open to the sun and wind and have a cool, bracing atmosphere even where high sun temperatures prevail.
The prevailing winds on the coast are north-east, warm and humid, and south-west, cool and bracing, though in summer the south-west wind brings rain.
Harrismith has a dry, bracing climate and enjoys a high reputation in South Africa as a health resort.
In KiushiO, Shikoku and the southern half of the main island, the months of July and August alone are marked by oppressive heat at the sea-level, while in elevated districts a cool and even bracing temperature may always be found, though the direct rays of the sun retain distressing power.
It is beautifully situated in the upper part of the valley of the Wharfe, and owing to the fine scenery of the neighbourhood, and to the bracing air of the high moorlands above the valley, has become a favourite health resort.
The valleys and coast belt, though practically free from malarial fever, are hot and humid, and fires in dwelling houses are seldom required even in the coolest months; the lower plateaus are cool and the air dry; the uplands are bracing and often very cold, with snow on the ground in winter.
The Warren type, either with two sets of bracing bars or with intermediate verticals, affords convenient means of supporting the floor girders.
The vertical bracing between the upper and lower members of each rib, which are 12 ft.
The cold is sharp and bracing rather than disagreeable, on account of the dryness of the air; and the periods of cold weather are generally of short duration.
This bracing of the vital feeling takes place by means of imaginative appeal to the great forces man perceives stirring within him and about him, such appeal proving effective doubtless by reason of the psychological law that to conceive strongly is XXIII.
At the opening of the 9th century Chile was a colony whose resources had hardly been touched, with a population of about 500,000 persons, of Spanish and mixed Spanish and Indian blood: a people endowed with the vigour of character bred by a mountainous country and a bracing climate and by a hard struggle for existence, but ignorant through lack of education, shut out by a narrow-minded commercial system from knowledge of the outside world, and destitute of the character-training that free institutions afford.
This, added to the elevation of the land, makes the climate in general dry, bracing and suitable for Europeans, notwithstanding that the northern part is within the tropics.
Norwich and Ipswich, Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Harwich and Colchester may be mentioned in the north-eastern part, all depending for their prosperity on agriculture or on the sea; and a fringe of summer resorts on the low coast has arisen on account of the bracing climate.
or less within the Arctic circle; the summer temperature is quite endurable but the winters are exceedingly rigorous.2 East of the mountains in south-eastern Alaska the atmosphere is dry and bracing, the temperature ranging from -14° to 92° F.
On the uplands, however, the air is cool and bracing in summer, and in winter very bleak.
The bracing is accomplished by the introduction at the angles of the columns and girders or beams of gusset plates or knee braces, or by diagonal straps or rods properly attached by rivet or pin connexions.
The distance between joists should be limited to 5 or 6 ft.; horizontal bracing by means of diagonal rods is sometimes used, but should be avoided.
Every building offers its own peculiar condition; the height, width, shape and situation of the structure, and character of the enclosing walls, will determine the amount of wind pressure to be provided against, and the internal appearance and the planning of the various floors will largely influence the manner in which the bracing is to be treated.
There are many and varied forms of bracing, each designer adopting methods peculiar to his own ideas.
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.
Truss rods, portals, or lattice or plate girders constitute the more definite types of wind-bracing ordinarily employed; the bracing must reach to some solid connexion at the ground.
In all structures exposed to wind, if the resisting moments of the ordinary materials of construction, such as masonry, partitions, floors and connexions, are not sufficient to resist the moment of distortion due to wind pressure, taken in any direction on any part of the structure, additional bracing shall be introduced sufficient to make up the difference in the moments.
In winter the gales often fill the streets to the depth of several feet, with drifts of sand from the surrounding dunes, which, however, are noted in summer for the dry and bracing air.
Except in the malarious coast zone, the climate is temperate, bracing and exceptionally healthy.
Lying on Biggar Water and near the Clyde, in a bracing, picturesque, upland country, Biggar enjoys great vogue as a health and holiday resort.
The north-east wind prevails in the dry season, which is dusty and bracing.
Ladybrand is the centre of a rich arable district, has a large wheat market and is also a health resort, the climate, owing to the proximity of the Maluti Mountains, being bracing even during the summer months (November-March).
The climate is in winter inclement in the higher elevations, and, as the snow lies deep until the spring, the range is largely frequented by devotees of winter sport, ski, toboganning, &c. In summer the air is bracing, and many climatic health resorts have sprung into existence, among which may be mentioned Kipsdorf, Barenfels and Oberwiesenthal.
Its dry and bracing climate and fine golf course have brought it into great repute as a health and holiday resort.
From November to March there is very bracing cold weather.
"Don't â€“" she shouted, bracing her hands against his chest.
She squeezed her eyes closed, bracing herself for the fire of a knife ripping into her skin.
Early recognition is important for effective treatment, particularly for long bone bowing which is treated by bracing.
bracestroll along golden sands swept by bracing sea breezes.
braceing the day, enjoy bracing walks along the nearby beaches, framed by dramatic peaks.
Or stroll along golden sands swept by bracing sea breezes.
Bracing himself for the worst he answered the call.
We recommend the use of bracing frames during the fitting process to ensure that closers are not ' pinched ' out of shape.
July 11, 1906 We heartily congratulate the Great Northern Railroad Company on having brought Newark within two hours of the bracing Lincolnshire coast.
The fact that functional bracing does not immobilize the joints adjacent to the fracture makes early restoration of motion possible.
Only the perimeter joists and rafters may be included in bracing and blocking.
After a bracing dram 3 sea trout and a mended salmon Kelt were caught and returned.
If stability remains in doubt, a trial of nonoperative bracing with careful follow-up to identify any progressive kyphosis is a reasonable option.
occlusal rest and the survey line (in red) is the bracing element of the clasp.
The breeze from the Bay of Bengal was bracing, the sun glistened off the azure ocean and the palm fronds swayed.
reinforced with steel bracing and brackets.
roadster based frames are used as well as girder forks with no extra bracing.
scoliosis patients who had had conservative treatment including bracing.
The assembly error discovered by CTC involves a failure to bolt the bracing strut to the inside of the fork blade.
Two-centred wooden archway on south, the arch acting as bracing for a peaked collar with cusped struts above.
If your model looks a bit wobbly, they strengthen the columns or add more bracing.
The air is bracing, largely because of the city's altitude; the mean annual temperature is 60.8Ã‚° F.
As one obstacle after another was surmounted, as one grand division of the work after another became an accomplished fact, the effect upon Parkman's condition seems to have been bracing, and he acquired fresh impetus as he approached the goal.
(See Strength Of Materials.) Connecting the flanges is a vertical web which may be a solid plate or a system of bracing bars.
the web always 44-1; Ã‚° now consists of bracing bars.
Warren type in which the bracing bars form equilateral triangles, the Whipple Murphy in which the struts are vertical and the ties inclined, and the lattice in which both struts and ties are inclined at equal angles, usually 45Ã‚° with the horizontal.
(4) The increase per cent of boom stresses due to impact is about the same as that of deflection; that in web bracing bars is rather greater.
If the load is carried by a rail girder (stringer) with cross girders at the intersections of bracing and boom, its effect is distributed to the bracing intersections D'E' (fig.
The winters are brilliant but cold, and the summers average from 60Ã‚° to 65Ã‚° F., with generally clear skies and a bracing atmosphere which makes these regions favourite summer resorts for the people of the cities to the south.
(I) Perhaps one of the most efficient is a diagonal bracing of steel wire passing to and fro between the upper and lower bars and firmly secured to each by lapping or otherwise (fig.
or less within the Arctic circle; the summer temperature is quite endurable but the winters are exceedingly rigorous.2 East of the mountains in south-eastern Alaska the atmosphere is dry and bracing, the temperature ranging from -14Ã‚° to 92Ã‚° F.
" Cage " construction consists of a complete and well-connected framework of iron or steel capable of carrying not only the floors but the walls, roof, and every other part of the building, and efficiently constructed with wind bracing to secure its independent safety under all conditions of loading and exposure, all loads being transmitted to the ground through columns at predetermined points.
Internally, the timber frame was reinforced with steel bracing and brackets.
Bracing fresh air and breathtaking views, combine with a traditional village atmosphere and a range of ritzy shops and brasseries.
Roadster based frames are used as well as girder forks with no extra bracing.
The study group included scoliosis patients who had had conservative treatment including bracing.
Check the manufacturer’s instructions for using the braces; different manufacturers have different bracing systems.
Created by Davidoff Parfums, Cool Water is an aromatic fragrance inspired by the fresh, bracing coolness of the ocean.
Depending on the size of the job, this can be a fine mesh or tape, or involve bracing the area by adding strips of plywood to the studs on either side of the opening.
Bracing and immobilization is usually not required if this is the first occurrence of this condition.
Sprains and strains can be prevented by warming-up before exercising, using proper lifting techniques, wearing properly fitting shoes, and taping or bracing the joint.
Because of weakness or paralysis below the level of the spine abnormality, most children require physical therapy, bracing, and other orthopedic assistance in order to be able to walk.
Many children with spina bifida have non-surgical treatments as well, such as positional aides to help the child sit and stand, physical therapy, and bracing and splints usually of the lower extremities.
For children or adolescents whose curves progress to 30 degrees and who have a year or more of growth left, bracing may be required.
Bracing cannot correct curvature but may be effective in halting or slowing progression.
Bracing may be appropriate for scoliosis due to some types of neuromuscular disease, including spinal muscular atrophy, before growth is finished.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is not treated by bracing.
Progression of scoliosis may be prevented through bracing or surgery.
When casting and bracing are not successful, surgery may be required to realign the tendons, ligaments, and joints in the foot and ankle.
Children who have received casting, bracing, or surgery, usually go on to have normal hip and leg development.
Braces: You may find some lawn ornaments stand up easier with wood block bracing.
Loud and startling alarms can also result in a disturbed night's sleep as people can awaken early "bracing" themselves for the alarm call.
Spotters must always stay alert, bracing the bases and watching the flyer at all times.
The climate of Sydney is mild and equable; in summer sea breezes blow from the north-east, which, while they temper the heat, make the air exceedingly humid; in winter the winds blow from the west and the climate is dry and bracing.
The heat usual in subtropical countries is tempered by the cool breezes, and the atmosphere is dry and bracing.
The pillars are strengthened against lateral yielding by horizontal and diagonal bracing.
The loading forces to be considered are vertical, the horizontal forces due to wind pressure are treated separately and provided for by a horizontal system of bracing.
The climate is subtropical, cool and bracing in winter but insufferably hot in summer.
It is more bracing than Ostend, and has a fine parade over a mile in length.
North of the railway line, hedged in between Afghanistan and the plains of the Indus, stretch the long ridges of rough but picturesque highlands, which embrace the central ranges of the Suliman system (the prehistoric home of the Pathan highlander), where vegetation is often alpine, and the climate clear and bracing and subject to no great extremes of temperature.
The climate of British Baluchistan is dry and bracing - even exhilarating - but the extremes of temperature lead to the development of fever in very severe forms. On the whole it is favourable to European existence.
Generally speaking, during two-thirds of the year the temperature is really delightful; the nights are cool, the mornings bracing, the days mild though splendid.
Its fine beach and dry, bracing climate have attracted many wealthy residents, and the number of summer visitors is also large.
Their soil is fertile, they possess an abundance of pure water, the air is keen and bracing, and the climate is described as resembling in many respects that of the Transvaal.
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