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Sunday Word: Quonset + Poll

quon·set [kwon-sit]:
origin: [1942] Quonset Point Naval Air Station, RI; possibly Algonquian= "small, long place"

noun
Take a cylinder, cut it in half, and imagine it the size of a building made of corrugated steel; that's essentially a quonset. Originally created as a quick & affordable way to create workspaces & storage for the United States military, this design for a building is now used in farming and even explored as an affordable living space.

The key to the design is the Roman Arch, which makes the building not only simple to build, but sturdy -- a key component to withstand rough weather.

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