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flying buttress
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

6 uses
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Definition
an arch or half-arch that transfers thrust from an upper part of a wall to a lower support
  • All at once, a hundred torches, the light of which glittered upon the helmets of men at arms, spread over the church at all heights, on the towers, on the galleries, on the flying buttresses.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (21% in)
  • Behind the Bastille there were twenty hovels clustered round the curious sculptures of the Croix-Faubin and the flying buttresses of the Abbey of SaintAntoine des Champs; then Popincourt, lost amid wheat fields; then la Courtille, a merry village of wine-shops; the hamlet of Saint-Laurent with its church whose bell tower, from afar, seemed to add itself to the pointed towers of the Porte SaintMartin; the Faubourg Saint-Denis, with the vast enclosure of Saint-Ladre; beyond the...
    1.3.2 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 2 — A Bird's-Eye View of Paris (71% in)
  • At Notre-Dame it was a tiny cell situated on the roof of the side aisle, beneath the flying buttresses, precisely at the spot where the wife of the present janitor of the towers has made for herself a garden, which is to the hanging gardens of Babylon what a lettuce is to a palm-tree, what a porter's wife is to a Semiramis.
    2.9.2 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 2 — Hunchbacked, One Eyed, Lame (35% in)
  • What harm does it do if a poor girl takes shelter under the flying buttresses of NotreDame, beside the swallows' nests?"
    2.10.1 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 1 — Gringoire Has Many Good.... (50% in)
  • When, at the turn of the gallery which opens on the roof of the side aisles, he perceived the tiny cell with its little window and its little door crouching beneath a great flying buttress like a bird's nest under a branch, the poor man's heart failed him, and he leaned against a pillar to keep from falling.
    2.11.2 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 2 — The Beautiful Creature.... (13% in)
  • At the moment when his thought was thus fixed upon the priest, while the daybreak was whitening the flying buttresses, he perceived on the highest story of Notre-Dame, at the angle formed by the external balustrade as it makes the turn of the chancel, a figure walking.
    2.11.2 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 2 — The Beautiful Creature.... (29% in)

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