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buttress
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The Silver Chair
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as in: a flying buttress Define
an architectural feature that supports the wall of a building
  • They behaved like people who do not want to be seen: lurking in shadow behind buttresses or in doorways,

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  • The buttress wall supports the main wall while preserving an open feel in the house.
  • The stars are the great Gothic churches: spires, naves, delicate flying buttresses, massive conventional buttresses, stained glass and grandeur, grandeur, grandeur.
    John Corry

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as in: buttress the defenses Define
make stronger or defensible
as in: a flying buttress Define
an architectural feature that supports the wall of a building
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