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impost

[′im‚pōst ‚ärch]
(architecture)
The highest part of a column, pillar, pier, or wall upon which the end of an arch rests.

Impost

The horizontal molding or capital on top of a pilaster, pier, or corbel which receives and distributes the thrust at the end of an arch.

impost

1. A masonry unit or course, often distinctively profiled, which receives and distributes the thrust at each end of an arch. Also see abutment, springer.
2. A vertical member in a gemel or double window taking the place of a mullion; an integral mullion.
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She said: "Social media means imposters can make people believe they're a celebrity.
Consider whether to file a John Doe lawsuit to pursue defamation or infringement claims against the imposter.
That's what Layton sought to do with "The Imposter," mingling real interviews with dramatized memories, and putting an unreliable narrator at the heart of his film.
Since the upper house had no member by the name of Sarhadi, Afghanmal said, it was a matter of great concern that the imposter had been able to enter sensitive departments.
For his troubles, Huggins sued the banks for negligent enablement of imposter fraud, alleging they were negligent for issuing the credit cards without investigation, verification, or corroboration of the imposter.
This was not true because the notice was posted by an imposter.
The BON receives imposter complaints from various sources.
A week prior to the training, one Fiji immigration officer stopped an imposter at the boarding gate of a flight destined for the United States.
Are the negative thought patterns and self-doubt associated with the Imposter Phenomenon similar to the negative thought patterns and self-doubt that many individuals who have mild depression experience?
Though the courts ruled in 2001 that Internet file sharing of music is illegal, there is no national legislation to protect artists from the piracy of imposter groups.
Selia has plotted to protect her own identity by inciting a war between the two kingdoms--but before this war and the marriage can take place, Ani, with the help of the farm workers and forest dwellers, rises up to stop the war and expose Selia as an imposter.

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