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On the erection of Cuyahoga county, he was its first auditor.

Its erection was an attempt to steal absolution for the sins of its citizens.

The date of its erection was about the middle of the sixteenth century.

And then we were occupied with the erection of the shanty, as already described.

Plans were out for the erection of flats in Magnolia Road also.

The empress had entrusted Rinaldi, the architect, with the erection.

Hence there could be none of that wealth which has caused the erection of these buildings.

It may be that you are contemplating the erection of shelves for your books?

At once Gunnell and Blagrove set about the erection of their playhouse.

He had not gone far when he had to pass a new building in process of erection.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "establishment; advancement," from Late Latin erectionem (nominative erectio), noun of action from past participle stem of erigere (see erect (adj.)). Meaning "the putting up" (of a building, etc.), "stiffening of the penis" are both from 1590s.

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