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Word: buttress

Definition: support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress

Sentences Containing 'buttress'

As each counterparty to the project agreement will buttress the sponsor's credit in one way or another, it is necessary for each of the counterparties to be creditworthy in its own right.
Bourdillon died with another climber, Richard Viney, in a climbing accident on 29 July 1956 while ascending the east buttress of the Jägihorn in the Bernese Oberland.
Common thread types are Acme and buttress.
For this excavation, "drives" were taken out diagonally under each buttress for a length of four metres.
In Peninsular Malaysia, the species has been recorded roosting in a cave and in the hollow buttress of a tree and shares its roosting site with Hipposideros ridleyi (Kingston "et al." 2006; Francis, 2008).
It includes an ancient door at the south side of the chancel, an humorous corbel at the foot of a south window depicting a head that seems to have been pinched out of place by the adjacent buttress, and a blocked north door.
It was constructed of peeled logs with dramatically extended ends, cut to a tapered buttress shape.
Other than and , nasals and liquids devoice between voiceless consonants or a voiceless consonant and a pause: контрфорс ) ('buttress').
Retribution, swift vengeance, eternal malice were in his whole aspect, and spite of all that mortal man could do, the solid white buttress of his forehead smote the ship's starboard bow, till men and timbers reeled.
The ascent of Beinn Damh starts from the Loch Torridon Hotel in Torridon village on the A896 road at grid reference and follows the Allt Coire Roill for just over a kilometre, passing a 30 metre high waterfall, the path then divides, the right fork climbs to the summit ridge by the easier route up the corrie of Toll Bàn while the left fork carries on up the valley to a small lochan at the head of the valley and then climbs by the steep north eastern ridge which skirts the difficult eastern buttress and requires some awkward scrambling in places to reach the highest point direct. Utilising both these routes, one for ascent, one for descent, gives a circuit of the mountain, with an out and back trip needed to climb the northern outlying top of Sgurr na Bana Mhoraire (687 metres), which is worth visiting for the fine views over Loch Torridon.
The division's four remaining Tiger I heavy tanks were shifted here to help buttress their flank protection.
The north wall of the chancel, which has been re-built in brick, is supported by pilaster-buttresses, and a larger buttress at the southeast corner.
They also recorded "Good Love", their second EP for In-Tape, which was produced by Jon Langford. The artwork for both EPs was by Wolfgang Buttress.
thick, and are supported by heavy diagonal buttresses, the structure must have shown signs of weakness soon after its erection, for a strong buttress was placed against the middle of the west wall.
This buttress passes through the thickness of the wall, and rises to support the head of the west window, partially blocking it and completely blocking the doorway below.
Two cinquefoiled lights of the window, which originally had a traceried head, are preserved, one on either side of the buttress.

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