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Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Architecture.

1 Any large piece of squared timber.

2 Lintel or summer-beam.

3 Upper roof-tie, or balk-tie, between rafters.

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Woods, Joseph

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Botany. 746 words.

Woods, Joseph (1776–1864), architect and botanist, was born at Stoke Newington on 24 August 1776, the second son of Joseph Woods, woollen draper, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Samuel...

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