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scaffold

noun [C]     /ˈskæf.əʊld/ US  /-foʊld/
a structure made of scaffolding for workers to stand on when they want to reach high parts of a buildingPhysical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams a flat raised structure on which criminals are punished by having their heads cut off or by being hanged with a rope around the neck until they dieDeath penalties
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