scaffolding

[ US /ˈskæfəɫdɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /skˈæfə‍ʊldɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a system of scaffolds
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How To Use scaffolding In A Sentence

  • 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)
  • 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?
  • When Julius entered, Michelangelo - like Zeus with his thunderbolts - hurled planks from the scaffolding down at the Holy Father, routing him from the chapel.
  • The fields between the villages of north London were filled with scaffolding for buildings to house a new breed of commuter. Times, Sunday Times
  • The decorative plasterwork bubbled and decayed; ceilings were held up by scaffolding. Times, Sunday Times
  • The formwork on this system is hung on the scaffolding so that it can be easily retracted and opened.
  • We journeyed past rows of rickety buildings with bamboo scaffolding and lines of washing before arriving in the modern part of the city. For Love or Money
  • For example, major ampullate silk, a very tough silk with a tensile strength comparable to Kevlar, is used for the primary dragline or scaffolding of the spider's web.
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