Impost


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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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Morris in his report on public credit of 29 July 1782 assumed that the impost was about to be approved.
premise that carried over from the impost controversy: federal duties
Nonetheless, on stylistic grounds the angel cannot be much later than the console with Iustitia and the imposts from the main entrance, which the figure resembles so closely in the handling of the drapery that it may well be by the same hand.
When tax assessments and imposts upon the subjects are low, the people have the energy and desire to do things.
With the nation's finances in shambles, the Washington Administration and its Federalist allies in Congress predictably put a federal impost atop their legislative agenda.
The judge ruled against her on the grounds that the impost was "fair" and "perfectly reasonable".
There wasmuch to like about his fourth under a heavy impost in the Thyestes Chase last time and conditions look set to suit.
Halcon Genelardais bucked the trend when defying an 11st 3lb impost 12 months ago, but Alan King's charge will have to post a Herculean effort if he is to repeat the dose off a 9lb higher mark.
Carrying a heavy impost under the IRC handicap system, Ichi Ban led home You're Hired, Geoff Morgan's Davidson 55 and David Pescud's Sailors with disABILITIES.
Compton Plume still looks very fairly treated despite the 6lb impost incurred for his recent romp, as he has won from much higher marks in the past, and looks to have the best of the draw as well.
Even if not apportioned, a tax is constitutional if the tax is a duty, excise, impost, or income tax.
It shall not be lawful for the House of Commons to adopt or pass any vote, resolution, address of bill for the appropriation of any part of the public revenue, or of any tax or impost, to any purpose that has not been first recommended to that House by message of the Governor General in the session in which such vote, resolution, address or bill is proposed.