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Definitions of scaffold

  1. provide with a scaffold for support; " scaffold the building before painting it"
  2. a temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers
  3. a platform from which criminals are executed ( hanged or beheaded)
  4. A temporary structure of timber, boards, etc., for various purposes, as for supporting workmen and materials in building, for exhibiting a spectacle upon, for holding the spectators at a show, etc.
  5. Specifically, a stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal; as, to die on the scaffold.
  6. An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf, or dome- shaped obstruction, above the tuyeres in a blast furnace.
  7. To furnish or uphold with a scaffold.
  8. A temporary timber stage or structure for supporting something; an elevated platform for the execution of a criminal.
  9. To furnish or support with such a frame or structure.
  10. A temporary platform for exhibiting or for supporting something: for the execution of a criminal.
  11. To furnish with a scaffold: to sustain.
  12. Staging for workmen or the execution of a criminal.
  13. A temporary elevated structure for the support of workmen, as in building or for the execution of criminals.
  14. A temporary structure to support workmen in the erection of a building; a temporary stage raised for shows or spectators; an elevated platform for the execution of a criminal.
  15. A gallery, stage, or platform of timber for a temporary purpose, as in building; an erection for an execution.
  16. To furnish as with a scaffold; to sustain; to support.
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Quotes of scaffold

  1. It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace. – Pierre Corneille
  2. The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame. – Pierre Corneille
  3. The school -room sends men to the Legislature, to the bench, and the executive office. The bar -room sends them to the scaffold and hell. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis
  4. I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold or the sword. – Mary Harris Jones
  5. I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please. – Mary Harris Jones
  6. If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working class! – Mary Harris Jones
  7. Truth forever on the scaffold wrong forever on the throne. – James Russell Lowell
  8. Every step of progress the world has made has been from scaffold to scaffold and from stake to stake. – Wendell Phillips
  9. When one puts up a building one makes an elaborate scaffold to get everything into its proper place. But when one takes the scaffold down, the building must stand by itself with no trace of the means by which it was erected. That is how a musician should work. – Andres Segovia

Usage examples for scaffold

  1. When I got to the bottom of the scaffold I stayed in the shadows till he came out; when he got a little distance away, I was just going to follow, when the door opened again and she came out." – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  2. When Raleigh was carried to execution, while on the scaffold he asked to see the axe. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  3. He felt that he could not offer a woman his protection, that he might carry her to a scaffold – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  4. What though they hurried me to the scaffold – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. It is unnecessary to affirm to you, Bourrienne, that Moreau never should have perished on a scaffold – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  6. Quite a few were condemned to death and executed on the scaffold – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
  7. The moment she was alone, she first cut off her hair, and then laying aside her widow's weeds, which she had always worn since the death of the king, put on a white dress, and threw herself on her bed, where she slept till eleven o'clock the same morning, when she was awakened, in order to be taken to the scaffold – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  8. To- morrow he shall be mine; the day after, the lieutenant of the Tower shall have him; and then the Star Chamber; and then- the scaffold – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  9. He said this as if he had driven us to the scaffold to be hanged, and was fiercely glad that he'd got us there safely at last. – Over the Sliprails by Henry Lawson
  10. One night the father of the young man said, " My friends, let us go to the death scaffold and cut off summer robes for ourselves from the tent skins." – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  11. " Well," said la Peyrade, " I think that the oracle of the family sees the matter clearly; and I've no desire to bring your head to the scaffold – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  12. Even at this distance of time, more than two hundred and fifty years after his head fell on the scaffold we cannot read his story without emotion. – An American Girl Abroad by Adeline Trafton
  13. Many well- known people went straight from the palace to the scaffold – My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879 by Mary King Waddington
  14. Pale and nervous, the chaplain got out backwards, hiding the scaffold from the eyes of the condemned man, whom the assistants managed somehow to help out of the carriage. – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  15. The mere fact that they should remain standing for five minutes after the removal of the scaffold must have seemed to you to reflect credit on the skill of the builder; but that they should do so for a lifetime- even for a century! – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. 14. " Then he went through the Banquetting- House to the scaffold – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  17. She had only been taken up on to the scaffold and there informed of the pardon. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  18. When he mounted the scaffold he asked to see the axe. – Elizabethan Sea Dogs by William Wood
  19. Cheerful, and even with a tone of jest, he said to the lieutenant on the scaffold I pray thee, see me safely up, and for my coming down, let me shift for myself." – Milton's England by Lucia Ames Mead
  20. Fisher went to the Tower, and on 22nd June 1535, to the scaffold Metcalfe was compelled to resign in 1537. Fisher had by deed of gift presented his library to the College, but retained its use for his lifetime- the greatest loan of books on record, as has been said. – St. John's College, Cambridge by Robert Forsyth Scott

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