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WIND BRACES

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 708 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WIND BRACES, in architecture, diagonal braces to tie the rafters of a roof together and prevent " racking." In the better sort of medieval roofs they are arched, and run from the principal rafters to catch the purlins.
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