Usage examples for joists:
- The old planks clung stubbornly their joists, but after I had loosened one, the others came up quickly and the smell of dry earth filled the room. - "The Siege of the Seven Suitors", Meredith Nicholson.
- They would require joists at least thirty- three feet long, a length that can hardly be admitted in view of the very mediocre quality of the wood in common use. - "A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1", Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez.