scaffold

[ UK /skˈæfə‍ʊld/ ]
[ US /ˈskæfəɫd/ ]
NOUN
  1. a temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers
  2. a platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)
VERB
  1. provide with a scaffold for support
    scaffold the building before painting it
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  • So, she ran round and round the scaffold with the executioner striking at her, and her grey hair bedabbled with blood; and even when they held her down upon the block she moved her head about to the last, resolved to be no party to her own barbarous murder. A Child's History of England
  • I've never had any desire to step into the limelight, so climbing on to the stage felt like mounting a scaffold.
  • Scaffolding has been erected around the tower and repair work will start next week.
  • First, they were creeping molds that slithered forth from the ocean onto land...and then they stood upright, supporting their globby substance by means of calciferous scaffolding, and finally they built machines. Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006)
  • Such is a part of tire strange medley that is before and around me; and amidst them and the blue streams of smoke that are rising from the tops of these hundred "coal-pits," can be seen in distance, the green and boundless, treeless, bushless prairie; and on it, and contiguous to the piquet which encloses the village, a hundred scaffolds, on which their "dead live", as they term it. Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians
  • The only exciting thing that happened all day was when the top came off the scaffolding tower, unbalanced by about a hundredweight of slate which had been injudiciously stacked all on the same side of its centre of gravity.
  • Haven't these pillocks ever seen scaffolding before?
  • A builder was struck over the head with a scaffold pole after trying to stop thieves fleeing from a building site with a power tool.
  • When Julius entered, Michelangelo - like Zeus with his thunderbolts - hurled planks from the scaffolding down at the Holy Father, routing him from the chapel.
  • He stood in the shadows of a downtown Manhattan office building, shielded from the cold, driving rainstorm by the scaffold overhead and the leather trench coat covering his body.
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