Sentence Examples


  • A truss of straw contains 36 lb, of old hay 56 lb, of new hay 60 lb.
  • The singular Colossus bridge, built in 1812 over the Schuylkill, a kind of flat arched truss, had a span of 340 ft.
  • In the form of boxes with top and bottom plates, side plates, and angles with proper stiffening bars on the side plates, or " I's," or lattice, or other forms of truss work.
  • The Howe truss of 1830 and the Pratt truss of 1844 are examples.
  • In the Pratt truss the struts were vertical and the ties inclined.