Sentence Examples with the word stiffening

She retreated to her apartment, breathing raggedly, with cold tears stiffening her cheeks.

The suspension bridge dispenses with the compression member required in girders and with a good deal of the stiffening required in metal arches.

The Ordish bridge built at Prague in 1868 had oblique chains supporting the stiffening girders at intermediate points of the span.

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The plaits are sewed partly by hand and in a special sewing-machine, and the hats or bonnets are finished by stiffening with gelatin size and blocking into shape with the aid of heat and powerful pressure, according to the dictates of fashion.

Rankine proved (Applied Mechanics, p. 370) that the necessary strength of a stiffening girder would be only one-seventh part of that of an independent girder of the same span as the bridge, suited to carry the same moving load (not including the dead weight of the girder which is supported by the chain).

The underside of the stiffening girder is 82 ft.

The vehicle contained a roll of gauze and Dean bound his own stiffening leg after spreading a disinfectant on the oozing abrasion.

The stiffening girder, constructed chiefly of timber, was a box-shaped braced girder 18 ft.

She was soon soaked by a light drizzle and stretched to keep her stiffening muscles warm.

Crinis, hair, and linum, thread), a stiffening material made of horse-hair and cotton or linen thread.