stilted


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stilted

Architect (of an arch) having vertical piers between the impost and the springing
References in classic literature ?
Here we have no more the make-believe of the Elizabethan age, no longer the stilted measure of the Georgian.
But the stilted wooden houses, and not the area's renowned birdlife, caught his eye.
Bruno said her "hips needed defrosting" while Craig said it was "stilted".
While building by- laws require the PWD or any other project undertaking body to provide either basement or stilted parking lots, authorities said providing stilted parking space would eat into the floor- area ratio, thereby reducing the number of rooms that the school building could have originally accommodated.
The narration is stilted, better suited for the dime novels of the Nineteenth Century.