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buttress

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Pier-like projection of brick, masonry, or other material, built either in close connection with a wall needing extra stability, or standing isolated, to counter the outward thrust of an...

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buttress

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Pier-like projection of brick, masonry, or other material, built either in close connection with a wall needing extra stability, or standing isolated, to counter the outward thrust of an...

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buttress

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 34 words.

Mass of masonry built against a wall to add support or reinforcement. Used since ancient times, buttresses became increasingly complex

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buttress

in The Oxford Companion to Architecture

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 804 words.

A vertical projection from the face of a building or a free-standing pier designed for its support. A buttress usually

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buttress

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 353 words.

A section of masonry or brickwork, built against a wall or at the corner of a tower to give it extra support. It may be merely a strip of stonework or brickwork, or it may project to rise...

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flying buttress

Edited by Patrick Goode.

in The Oxford Companion to Architecture

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 4 words.

See buttress.

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flying buttress

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 19 words.

A *buttress that supports a wall at the *eaves level, associated with Gothic churches and cathedral architecture.

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hanging-buttress

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 41 words.

Not a true *buttress, but put there to maintain a sequence or series, and carried on a *

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buttress root

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

A root that is similar to a stilt root, but has a solid connection to the stem throughout its length. It is a means of providing stability to tall tropical trees in high winds. If the...

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buttress root

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 61 words.

A root that is similar to a *stilt root, but has a solid connection to the stem throughout its length. It is a means of providing stability to tall tropical trees in high winds. If the...

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buttress root

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 60 words.

A root that is similar to a stilt root, but has a solid connection to the stem throughout its length. It is a means of providing stability to tall tropical trees in high winds. If the...

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arch-buttress

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 7 words.

Flying buttress, arched butment, or arc-boutant.

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pier-buttress

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Pier so constructed to resist the thrust of a flying buttress, thus giving the latter support.

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pier-buttress

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 17 words.

Pier so constructed to resist the thrust of a flying buttress, thus giving the latter support.

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hanging-buttress

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 41 words.

Not a true buttress, but put there to maintain a sequence or series, and carried on a corbel.

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Buttress, Donald Reeve

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art. 281 words.

LVO 1997; OBE 2008; FSA

Born 27 April 1932; s of Edward Crossley Buttress and Evelyn Edna Reeve-Whaley; ...

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hanging-buttress

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Not a true buttress, but put there to maintain a sequence or series, and carried on a corbel. It might also help in the construction of a vault, and in such a case will have elements...

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buttress

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 512 words.

Pier-like projection of brick, masonry, or other material, built either in close connection with a wall needing extra

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buttress

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 18 words.

A stone or brick structure built against a wall to support it, i.e. to resist active thrust.

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Buttress

William W. Clark.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 1414 words.

Mass of masonry or brickwork projecting perpendicularly from a wall to give additional support to that wall along its length or at the corners.

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buttress

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 113 words.

arris, Clarice, Harries, Harris, Paris • mattress • actress • benefactress • Polaris • enchantress • derris,

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