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By early February, the health-care system in Washington—the first US state to have a confirmed case of covid-19—was bracing for the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Matt had come to a quick stop, disengaging his right foot from the toe-clip and bracing the motor-cycle upright.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
There is also in large bridges wind-bracing to stiffen the structure against horizontal forces.
It can be stiffened by girders and bracing and is then of mixed type, when it loses much of its advantage in economy.
At first girders had solid or plate webs, but for spans over 100 ft. the web always now consists of bracing bars.
Connecting the flanges is a vertical web which may be a solid plate or a system of bracing bars.
The cross girders, stringers and wind-bracing are wrought iron, the rest of mild steel.
The pillars are strengthened against lateral yielding by horizontal and diagonal bracing.
The bracing bars, therefore, for this part of the girder must be adapted to resist either tension or thrust.
Here the air was fresher and more bracing, so that the depressing effect of the gloomy forest was soon thrown off.

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