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1 Skeletal structure of concrete, steel, or timber on which floors, roof, and external cladding are placed to form the building, as opposed to a structure of heavy load-bearing walls.

2 Frame of a door.

3 Surround of an opening, usually an architrave, trim, or border. A frame-house is a dwelling constructed of a timber frame, clad with clap- or weather-boarding, or with shingles, found on the east coast of the USA.

Subjects: Architecture.

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