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noun as in rod

Strongest match

Strong matches

noun as in weapon

Strong matches

noun as in ray of light

Strongest match

Strong matches

Weak match

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Its most popular post was a story about a colony of humans living in elevator shafts.

They come in green or pink, and have a waterproof rubber exterior with a stretchy, nylon shaft.

Select a dead, dry hardwood stave for your bow, and pick some shoots or sucker growth for the arrow shafts.

The shafts surround the site of a Neolithic village called Durrington Walls.

Notches and wear at the bottom of the bone points indicate that they were attached to thin shafts.

Wandering around Tribeca, you may stumble upon a decrepit elevator shaft that's full of curiosities.

A man had killed himself by jumping out the window at the top, while a woman had done so by jumping down the elevator shaft.

In one tragic incident in 1965, a man named Bob Restall passed out in the shaft and fell into the water.

Any celebration of these findings was quickly quashed as the shaft continued to flood and delay the work.

For decades, explorers struggled to cap an endless flood of water that prevented access to the shaft.

His arm was drawn around the drum, and finally his whole body was drawn over the shaft, at a fearful rate.

"I did n't fly off the handle," said the screw, twirling huskily at the end of the screw-shaft.

It was placed immediately over the shaft and pump-rods, requiring no engine-beam.

The case was fixed over the engine-shaft on two beams of timber from wall to wall.

The pole-case was fixed to strong beams immediately over the pump-shaft.


On this page you'll find 98 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shaft, such as: cylinder, bar, handle, pole, and stem.

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