The horizontal planks or timbers, broader and thicker than the rest, which extend along a ship's sides at different heights from stem to stern.
Strong timbers that go round a ship a little above her water-line.
Horizontal members that aid in wall/form reinforcement and distribution of forces.
A number of strong and thick planks running length-wise along the ship, covering the lower part of the ship's side.
The lengthwise ribs on knit fabrics.
"Wales" are the vertical ribs in woven cloth. The term is also used to describe the texture or weave of a fabric. The wales are particularly notable in corduroy fabric. Corduroy "wales" are an especially important aspect of the fabric. Wales affect are an aspect of quality, but they are also an aspect of fashion which has changed over time. The wales of cotton fabric are affected to some extent by the garment involved.
Vertical rows of stitches in a knitted construction.
Mountainous country in the West of Great Britain
one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
The Principality of Wales (; pronounced IPA: ) is one of the four constituent nations of the United Kingdom. Wales is located in the south-west of Great Britain and is bordered by England to the east, the Bristol Channel (MÃ´r Hafren) to the south and the Irish Sea (MÃ´r Iwerddon) to the west and north, and also by the estuary of the River Dee (Afon Dyfrdwy) in the north-east.
Wales is a constituency of the European Parliament. It currently elects 4 MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.