a small arch, corbeling, or the like, built across the interior angle between two walls, as in a square tower for supporting the side of a superimposed octagonal spire.
verb (used with object)
to contort (the features) or squint.
to squeeze together or contract.
verb (used without object)
to squeeze together or crouch down, as to fit into a smaller space.
a small arch, corbelling, etc, across an internal corner of a tower, used to support a superstructure such as a spire Also called squinch arch
noun 1. a prostrate Eurasian plant, Asperula cynanchica, of the madder family, having smooth, weak stems and sparse white or pink flowers, formerly believed to be a cure for quinsy.
1. to wit; namely (used especially on legal documents, as an affidavit, pleading, etc., to verify the place of action). 1. sections. 2. Baseball. shortstop. 1. Saints. 1. Schutzstaffel. 2. See ss1 . abbreviation 1. Saints ss. 1. Latin scilicet (that is to say, namely) 2. sections 3. Latin semis (one half)
1. same size. 1. (in prescriptions) in the strict sense. 1. Schutzstaffel. 2. steamship. 3. Sunday School. s/s same size
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