buttressed


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held up by braces or buttresses

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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.
Those who wrote the act expected resistance to its sweeping grants of power, so they added a "sunset" provision stipulating that some of its surveillance powers "shall cease to have effect on December 31, 2005." President Bush wants the entire act extended but many in Congress, buttressed with years to study it and learn of its dangers to liberty, have seen enough and want to bury its extremely controversial portions.
A quaver in her voice, buttressed by our understanding that her preferred links to the outside world are showing their age as much as she is, gives the oration an elegiac tone.
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.
"Earlier this year, Westpac asked the Reserve Bank to consider a 'buttressed branch' proposal as an alternative to compliance with the local incorporation policy.
This conclusion is further buttressed by the scant case law that exists.
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.
On some very large retaining wall projects, these braces are cast into the concrete with the rest of the wall, and it's referred to as "buttressed." Architecturally, buttress designs can be very attractive, but they need to be built exactly according to the plan in order for everything to work as it should.