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Synonyms for buttress

Synonyms for buttress

a means or device that keeps something erect, stable, or secure

to present evidence in support of

Synonyms for buttress

a support usually of stone or brick

reinforce with a buttress

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make stronger or defensible

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inside tower It also uses huge blocks of local stone but I particularly like the brick buttresses decorating the interior of this remarkable landmark.
The 96 sculptures in question include artisans playing instruments and demonic figures, all looking up the inclined buttresses as if petitioning heaven.
Build rock buttresses and 415 ground anchors to counter landslides.
The function of buttresses has been extensively studied in tropical settings (Henwood 1973; Richter 1984; Kaufman 1988; Lewis 1988; Warren et.
Bore holes were drilled 18 metres down to hit bedrock where concrete caps were laid as anchors for two new buttresses to arrest the leaning wall.
On the buttresses themselves are sculptures portraying the virtues of Truth, Love, Purity and Justice by Stirling Lee, who also sculpted the other statues.
For medical students, residents, fellows, and clinicians in plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and otolaryngology, Pollock (otolaryngology, Emory U.) details the use of buttresses in the reduction and repair of fractures in the craniomaxillofacial region, with a focus on the cranium and face and including the microbuttresses of the orbit and periorbit.
Luminaires were cleverly hidden within the architecture, recessed in-ground and mounted to the buttresses and canopies to create the effect.
WORCESTER - The $26 million renovation of a former downtown cinema into a theater capable of hosting touring Broadway productions hit a snag this week when engineers determined that more steel support buttresses were needed to shore up the massive south wall of the aging brick building.
longicornis prefers large trees bearing buttresses and burrows at the base where the individuals hide during daytime.
With adjustable buttresses and Velcro[R] closures, the Multi-Action Knee Strap is also ideal in assisting patellar tracking.
A Hard Poem To Give Courage: When the Master takes me/to the buttresses of the hardest squares/and there lets me fall down drunk/someone always picks me up//I never stayed there for more than a few hours/delivered to the hands of animals in the shade/and there was always a pulse for me/something like a poet or a woman who sells tickets//when there wasn't, I had the dew/the repose of stones/and wine without venom//When the Master leaves us/there is always a human being up against the wall/who comes and lifts us up.
The home, christened Desert Castle by the company that rents it out on occasion for the owner, is an over-the-top, 7,800-square-foot Tuscan palace, complete with the requisite abundance of travertine marble, flying buttresses, vaulted ceilings, a state-of-the-art open kitchen, plus seven bedrooms and seven full baths.
Of course, you can also add dead men or buttresses to resist this water load; however, the economics of this particular work is such that typically, drainage is a more economical solution.
buttresses, stilt (or prop) roots, epiphytes, orchid, bromeliads 4.