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arching

[′ärch·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
The transfer of stress from a yielding part of a soil mass to adjoining less-yielding or restrained parts of the mass.
A system of arches.
The arched part of a structure.
(geology)
The folding of schists, gneisses, or sediments into anticlines.
(mining engineering)
Curved support for roofs of openings in mines.

arching

1. The transfer of stress from a yielding part of a soil mass to adjoining less-yielding or restrained parts of the mass.
2. A system of arches.
3. The arched part of a structure.
References in classic literature ?
This trampling and crowding and bending and buckling and arching of the ice into every possible shape was going on as far as the eye could reach all along the north line of the floe.
They move with absolute noiselessness between borders of crimson sward and beneath arching trees gorgeous with the wondrous blooms that mark so many of the highly cultivated varieties of Barsoomian vegetation.
He walked about in front of the line and at every step pulled himself up, slightly arching his back.