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viga

[vee-guh] /ˈvi gə/
noun
1.
a rough-hewn beam, usually of fir, used to support the roof in adobe construction.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Spanish
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Examples for viga
  • Rooms have viga ceilings, and some offer wood-burning fireplaces.
  • There are tiled floors and coved plaster viga ceilings.
  • One can determine exactly how many stories tall they were by looking at the rows of viga holes.
  • At this point the viga was carefully lifted from inside the church, turned, and lowered onto the corbels.

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