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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 81 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ABUTMENT, a construction in stone or brickwork designed to receive and resist the lateral pressure of an arch, vault or strut. When built outside a wall it is termed a buttress.
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ABUTILON (from the Arabic aubutilslae, a name given...

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