These stakes were crotched at the ends, so as to support others for the roof.
From a pole, upheld by two crotched supports, hung a big iron kettle over the flames.
The ridgepole of the roof was supported by two crotched trees and the roofing was made of logs and wooden slabs.
Ethan had made a rest for the rifle of a crotched stick, for the piece was too heavy for him to hold up to his shoulder.
The most common form was a lean-to, made by setting a couple of crotched posts in the ground with a long pole for a ridge.
He noticed two willow wands lying crossed on the ground and pegged down with a crotched stick.
The crotched limbs can be about three inches long and the poles cut to four feet high.
A lever is rigged like a well sweep, using a crotched stick for the post, and a strong pole for the sweep.
Our beds were constructed by driving a crotched stick down at each corner, and then placing a pole from one to the other.
The Ornithologist and I fell unobtrusively to the rear, while the dauntless Pan led the van with a crotched stick.