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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) 

Gauntree \Gaun"tree\, Gauntry \Gaun"try\, n. [F. chantier, LL.
   cantarium, fr. L. canterius trellis, sort of frame.]
   1. A frame for supporting barrels in a cellar or elsewhere.
      --Sir W. Scott.

   2. (Engin.) A scaffolding or frame carrying a crane or other
      structure. --Knight.

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On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 10:49:35 +0100, Peter Green <[log in to unmask]> 
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>Knight's 1880 Mechanical Dictionary describes it as a trestle for
>casks. Also spelt gauntree.
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>Peter Green,
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>On 11 Sep 2006, at 09:41, Gordon Le Pard wrote:
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>> Gawntree Staging
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