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Definition of Scaffold


  1. A temporary structure of timber, boards, etc., for various purposes, as for supporting workmen and materials in building, for exhibiting a spectacle upon, for holding the spectators at a show, etc.
  2. Specifically, a stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal; as, to die on the scaffold.
  3. An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf, or dome-shaped obstruction, above the tuyeres in a blast furnace.
  4. To furnish or uphold with a scaffold.

Scaffold Quotations

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please.
Mother Jones

If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working class!
Mother Jones

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword.
Mary Harris Jones

When one puts up a building one makes an elaborate scaffold to get everything into its proper place. But when one takes the scaffold down, the building must stand by itself with no trace of the means by which it was erected. That is how a musician should work.
Andres Segovia

Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne.
James Russell Lowell
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Scaffold Translations

scaffold in Dutch is schavot
scaffold in Italian is patibolo
scaffold in Spanish is andamiada, andamio
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