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a structure that forms part of an object and gives it its strength and shape
the part of a structure of a building that is below the ground and supports the rest of it
something that holds the weight of an object, building, or structure so that it does not move or fall
a structure consisting of poles and boards on the outside of a building, that people stand on when they are working on the building
a structure that supports something and makes it a particular shape
a large piece of wood that supports a sloping roof
a long piece of wood or metal put below a floor or ceiling to support it
a structure made of brick or stone that sticks out from the wall of a building to support it
an upright post that supports a structure
a large tall metal structure used for supporting lights, signals, etc., or for moving heavy equipment on tracks
to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface
a small sour red fruit that grows on a bush
the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures
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