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Bailey bridge

a temporary bridge formed of prefabricated, interchangeable, steel truss panels bolted together.
a temporary bridge made of prefabricated steel panels that can be rapidly assembled


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    (in Scotland) a municipal officer or magistrate, corresponding to an English alderman. Obsolete, bailiff. Historical Examples bailie Duke then turned to Kinlay, holding the viking’s stone in his fingers. The Pilots of Pomona Robert Leighton I suspect, Tom, you and the bailie were rather convivial after supper. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October […]

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  • Bailiwick

    the district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction. a person’s area of skill, knowledge, authority, or work: to confine suggestions to one’s own bailiwick. Contemporary Examples He does so, hands in his star and rides on, leaving his bailiwick in the condition his patrons wanted. Summers Gave Obama Cover Michael Thomas September 21, […]

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