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buttress
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

5 uses
  • Harold Crosby, or any other Announcing Angel, could never be concealed in these buttresses.
    p. 179.8
  • The dark-stained, wooden buttresses against the high, vaulted, white-plaster ceiling accentuate how well lit the church is; despite the edifice's predominance of stone and stained glass, there are no corners lost to darkness or to gloom.
    p. 179.5
  • The wooden buttresses are quite elaborate—they are wainscoted, and even the lines of the wainscoting are visible on the buttresses, despite their height; that's how brightly lit the church is.
    p. 179.6
  • The wooden buttresses are quite elaborate—they are wainscoted, and even the lines of the wainscoting are visible on the buttresses, despite their height; that's how brightly lit the church is.
    p. 179.7
  • But it wasn't until he began to search the high, vaulted ceiling of Hurd's Church—perhaps seeking angels in the shadowy buttresses—that I realized I was in the presence of Fat Harold Crosby, the former Announcing Angel who'd flubbed his lines and needed prompting, and who'd been abandoned in the heavens of Christ Church in the Nativity of '53.
    p. 571.6

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