stilted


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stilted

Architect (of an arch) having vertical piers between the impost and the springing
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It had become at once more official,--a trifle more stilted.
Around the enchanted boundaries of the little park street cars spat and mewed and the stilted trains roared like tigers and lions prowling for a place to enter.
Here we have no more the make-believe of the Elizabethan age, no longer the stilted measure of the Georgian.