unbraced


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un·brace

 (ŭn-brās′)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
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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.
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.
Although there were variations in performance between the injured and non-injured players during the unbraced phase, they were not statistically significant (Table 3).
This is something I noticed--if I put some tubes into a horn unbraced, for experimental purposes, and play it, the horn will not play as well as when things are all soldered together later.
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can easily increase the pull to 2,500 pounds or more--a load considerably greater than an average unbraced post can bear for any extended period, Though there are many ways to brace anchor posts, the two-post horizontal, diagonal Kiwi.
Demolition led to discovery of hidden asbestos and unbraced concrete block walls.
A pair of window washers across the street spotted an unbraced section of wall and predicted among themselves the whole building would simply fall.