cribbing
 n.— «So, last week, crews began the work of raising the 80-foot-long house 8 1/2 feet above flood level. Workers used a technique, called “cribbing,” where they jack up the house one foot at a time. The house was completely raised late Tuesday afternoon, but the Farrs won’t be able to move back in right away.» —“Raising the House” by Myranda Stephens WHP-TV (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) May 15, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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