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flying buttress
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
an arch or half-arch that transfers thrust from an upper part of a wall to a lower support
  • Starkly out of place in a town of square-faced stores and steep-roofed houses, the Maycomb jail was a miniature Gothic joke one cell wide and two cells high, complete with tiny battlements and flying buttresses.
    p. 201.0
flying buttresses = arches or half arches that transfer weight from an upper part of a wall to a lower support
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