Antonyms of BUTTRESS

Examples of usage:

  1. The choir, with its radiating chapels, is of a Romanesque order, with the Gothic attribute of the flying buttress in a high degree of development. "The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
  2. Every support seemed an accidental and fantastic support; every buttress was a flying buttress. "Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
  3. I should say here that we have much reason to be proud of the progress our people are making in mutual understanding- the chief buttress of human and civil rights. "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present" by Various
  4. The end of the buttress was a foot or two below the level of the leads, where Clara stood. "Wilfrid Cumbermede" by George MacDonald
  5. Farther on lay a strange place called Prades, memorable for a huge buttress of rock exactly like the carcass of a mammoth petrified and hanging on a wall. "The Motor Maid" by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
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