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TALUS (Lat. for the " ankle-bone ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 386 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TALUS (Lat. for the " ankle-bone "), in architecture, the slope of an embankment wall, which is thicker at the bottom than at the top, to resist the pressure of the earth behind it.
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