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tr.v. un·braced, un·brac·ing, un·brac·es
1. To set free by removing bands or braces.
2. To release from tension; relax.
3. To make slack; weaken.
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Adj.1.unbraced - without braces or propsunbraced - without braces or props    
unsupported - not held up or borne; "removal of the central post left the roof unsupported"
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As every person called up made exactly the same appearance he had done in the world, it gave me melancholy reflections to observe how much the race of human kind was degenerated among us within these hundred years past; how the pox, under all its consequences and denominations had altered every lineament of an English countenance; shortened the size of bodies, unbraced the nerves, relaxed the sinews and muscles, introduced a sallow complexion, and rendered the flesh loose and rancid.
The outrigger columns, for example, are just 2x4s, unbraced, 10 feet long.
Examples of structures that may be more vulnerable in an earthquake are those not anchored to their foundations or structures that have weak crawl space walls, unbraced pier-and-post foundations, or unreinforced masonary walls or foundations.
Additional design elements of the arena include a facade system comprising stainless-steel and curvilinear glass panels, large unbraced column lengths and transfers of major column lines, large asymmetrical slab openings and a long-span roof.
Napa is the latest area to become eligible for CRMP's Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program, which helps pay for seismic retrofits to houses that are most vulnerable to catastrophic damage: pre-1979 houses that aren't bolted to their foundations, include a crawl space and have unbraced "cripple walls" surrounding that crawl space.
These weaknesses include a home that isn't anchored to its foundation, unbraced water heaters, weak cripple walls, homes built on pier and post foundations, unreinforced masonry foundations, or steep hillsides; and homes with unreinforced masonry walls or rooms over garages.
Such an effect becomes more significant when equipments are unbraced and dragged over corals.
Thin-walled silos made from bolted corrugated sheets are designed and built in two versions: with an unbraced chamber wall and with the chamber wall braced with a system of vertical or vertical and horizontal sections (posts or rings).
Demolition led to discovery of hidden asbestos and unbraced concrete block walls.
In these cases, braced-limb knee flexion was reduced during swing by an average of 28 percent compared with the unbraced limb.
0004; for unbraced patients, the coefficient of correlation was 0.
7) Part three of Gulliver's Travels provides the most sustained and literal fictional rendering of this idea through creations like the Struldbruggs and the procession of ancient and modern dead in Glubbdubdrib who serve only to illustrate 'how much the Race of human Kind was degenerate among us within these Hundred Years past', and how disease has 'shortened the Size of Bodies, unbraced the Nerves, relaxed the Sinews and Muscles .