[ pohst-uh n-beem ]
/ ˈpoʊst ənˈbim /
noun Building Trades.
wall construction in which beams rather than studs are used to support heavy posts.
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Why Do “Left” And “Right” Mean Liberal And Conservative?During election seasons the words left and right denote political affiliation more than spatial direction. But where do these associations come from? The left hand has long been associated with deviance. The word “sinister” originally meant “to the left” in Latin. The word “left” comes from the Old English word lyft, which literally meant “weak, foolish.” To avoid the negative and superstitious associations of the …
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