squinch

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Synonyms for squinch

to peer with the eyes partly closed

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Synonyms for squinch

a small arch built across the interior angle of two walls (usually to support a spire)

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crouch down

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draw back, as with fear or pain

cross one's eyes as if in strabismus

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1620) at Rupar (now Rup Nagar) where the squinches have paintings as seen at Doraha.
He theorizes about the appearance of the stalactite pendentive in Aswan, suggesting that it was a local interpretation of muqarnas domes and squinches seen by pilgrims in the Hijaz.
The man squinches himself close against the back of the woman, an arm crooks over her waist, a hand touches sometimes her breast, sometimes her hand, his penis settles into the groove between her buttocks, falls into deep sleep, almost starts snoring.
The sensitive camera work brings another dimension to the ballets--Triangle of the Squinches, Scheherazade, and Dust and Light-giving focus to what can become a whirlwind of overextended positions.
Bam provided a veritable encyclopaedia of such historic structural elements: varieties of sun-dried mud brick squinches and vaults, many with the inclined arched technique recently used by Hassan Fathy.