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noun as in support

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In the middle of this broad and fantastically carved joist there was an old painting representing a cat playing rackets.

Two small forks or bucks-horns fastened to a joist are indispensable articles for the support of the rifle.

To all the woodwork round the prison doors they did the like, leaving not a joist or beam untouched.

The farmer sat down upon a joist beside a vat in which a bundle of osiers were steeping, his face turned towards the farmhouse.

Joist is sounded joice in Limerick; and catch is everywhere pronounced ketch.

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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to joist, such as: stud, beam, and brace.

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