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Definitions are, most often, ornaments of the understanding rather than its buttresses.
Profiting by this, Benjy quietly moved away round a colossal buttress of the berg, and took refuge in an ice-cave.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
It was an outside one, massive as a buttress, and Harry was building it well and truly, for it was the essential of the house.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
From the buttress foot a sheep-walk goes along the scarp—see, you can follow it from here in the dry grass.
And drawing his cutlass from his belt, Michael bounded round the buttress behind which the young girl had promised to wait.
MICHAEL STROGOFFJULES VERNE
Perhaps we shall be able to walk round into another cwm on the far side of North-west buttress.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
There is a buttress a quarter of the way from each end, on which houses were still standing.
The portion of an arch visible above, acts as a buttress to the tower arches.
Between each stall is a small buttress beginning at the capital and finishing somewhat beneath the top of the large pinnacle.
Guapo, in front of the mule, now ran forward upon the ledge, and looked around the buttress of rock.

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