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respond

1. Architect a pilaster or an engaged column that supports an arch or a lintel
2. Christianity a choral anthem chanted in response to a lesson read at a church service
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Respond

A pier or pilaster projecting from a wall as a support for an arch at the end of an arcade.
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respond
A support, usually a corbel or pilaster, affixed to a wall to receive one end of an arch, a groin, or a vault rib.
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But as he approached his mother-in-law, he responded in a mournful and crestfallen tone to her inquiries about Dolly's health.
The guest responded heartily to this toast, and round about the board it went, the men cheering noisily for King Richard!
"I do most certainly, if I can get any other place to stay," she responded candidly.
"We are, indeed!" responded the Educated Insect, fairly hugging the stiff head of the Gump in his joy.
5 through 10, offices responded to four motor vehicle accidents and eight alarms.
On another occasion, a doctor responded to one of Joe's allergic reactions by listening to his experience, helping him alleviate the immediate symptoms, then exploring with him the possible causes of the reactions, and preventive measures.
[4] Fifty-eight percent of the agencies responded that the highest ranking concern involved the difficulty of knowing whether a child has disappeared voluntarily.
This article reports the findings for the CEO questionnaire and responses to selected questions on the senior tax person questionnaire for those companies for which the CEO had responded. Follow up articles reporting the findings for the senior tax person questionnaire will appear in future issues of The Tax Executive.
During a study reported in the April 24 SCIENCE, the scientists recorded reponses from 561 types of cells throughout the brain, of which 40 responded consistently to pictures of faces.
During the week of July 1 through 7, officers responded to 12 alarms and logged 106 building checks.
Fourteen percent (7) of the States responded negatively, indicating that they had no minimum standards.
But when the monkey was instructed to respond to the visual cue, the dorsal horn cells responded to the heat increment with half this activity or less.