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knee

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Short brace or bracket between a post and a tie-beam, post and rafter, or any stiffener in a similar position in a timber frame.

2 Corbel or other...

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ulmaliztil

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A ritual-linked and myth-based ball game played by the Aztecs and other peoples of the ancient Americas, geographically established from modern Guatemala in the south to modern Arizona in...

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isokinetic dynamometer

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An electromechanical device for assessing muscle torque throughout the full range of a joint movement and at a set speed of movement. The advantage of an isokinetic dynamometer is that the...

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bharatiya kushti

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A traditional form of wrestling linked to the Hindu pursuit of a holy life, still practised in the north of the Indian subcontinent. The wrestlers do knee-bends and push-ups that are...

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leap-frog

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A children's game that has been documented in literary sources since the 16th century, and has changed little in format, as Joseph Strutt's 1801 account in The Sports and Pastimes of the...

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