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held up by braces or buttresses

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All three gates were strongly fortified with towered and buttressed barbicans which must be taken before the main gates could be reached.
They're sure slick," was his secret judgment; and from bits of gossip dropped now and again he felt his judgment well buttressed.
Ruth's mind was quick, and her disapproval of her lover's views was buttressed by the contradiction she found in his contention.
Crook MJ, Ennos AR, Banks JR (1997) The function of buttress roots: a comparative study of the anchorage systems of buttressed (Aglaia and Nephelium ramboutan species) and non-buttressed (Mallotus wrayi) tropical trees.
stock futures rose after economic indicators released by the government Thursday buttressed optimism about an economy that appears to be gaining momentum.
Both measurements were made with normal, buttressed fists or when partial fists were not buttressed.
Summary: The RSS's suspicion has been buttressed by the timing of the expose against Gadkari, who has been in a lot of trouble, facing all round fire from the Opposition and dissension from within his own party.
The lowest level contains the active, business end of things--a garage, recreation area, study and ski waxing room, buttressed by a muscular retaining wall.
As Britain's DeHavilland News Service reported on July 7, the commission's ruling was buttressed by a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) intended to "restrict the sale of supplements and .
A temperance movement and a growing recognition of the need for theological education, both of which could be achieved more ably working in unison rather than separately, buttressed the call to missions.
Moustafa is a master at historical research and has often brought to the study of history (especially Egyptian history) a novel and iconoclastic perspective that is buttressed by impeccable research and an articulate presentation of often surprising and long obscured data.
Moreover, because feminization was accompanied by a new discourse about women that involved a positive reimagining of the feminine and the domestic, it also buttressed a larger transformation in official understandings of women's roles and womanly characteristics in the building of Soviet socialism.