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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRIDGING

Then it fell over on its side, bridging blackly the white ice of the brook.

Of bridging the chasm between the crystal and the non-nucleated cell?

The bridging frame was then taken out and the ties and ballast were replaced.

His installation of “Bridging the Abyss” at the Hippodrome had taken him the whole day.

It had at any rate the effect of bridging, for poor Chivers, some of his gaps.

Formerly the wall was taken across the gorge, bridging the Kabul river.

A narrow spur of ice was seen, bridging the strip of blue water.

I am bridging the precipice, and my feet will not tremble when I cross the bridge.

Bridging has always been an important part of actual warfare.

The moon is bridging Loon Lake, and the whip-poor-will is crying.

WORD ORIGIN

"causeway over a ravine or river," Old English brycge, from Proto-Germanic *brugjo (cf. Old Saxon bruggia, Old Norse bryggja, Old Frisian brigge, Dutch brug, Old High German brucca, German Brücke), from PIE root *bhru "log, beam," hence "wooden causeway" (cf. Gaulish briva "bridge," Old Church Slavonic bruvuno "beam," Serbian brv "footbridge"). For vowel evolution, see bury. Meaning "bony upper part of the nose" is from early 15c.; of stringed instruments from late 14c.

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