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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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A pier or pilaster projecting from a wall as a support for an arch at the end of an arcade.
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A support, usually a corbel or pilaster, affixed to a wall to receive one end of an arch, a groin, or a vault rib.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"I thought that Madame was ill, and I wished to bring her help," responded the maid, frightened at the terrible expression which had come over her mistress's face.
No, I have nothing to trouble me," she responded coldly; and she added immediately: "You haven't seen Mlle.
As I came to a halt before him, Tars Tarkas pointed over the incubator and said, "Sak." I saw that he wanted me to repeat my performance of yesterday for the edification of Lorquas Ptomel, and, as I must confess that my prowess gave me no little satisfaction, I responded quickly, leaping entirely over the parked chariots on the far side of the incubator.

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