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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Flying Buttress

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in Gothic architecture, a buttress extended above the wall of the side aisles, or other outer wall, and connected with the wall of the clerestory, or of a tower, by a portion of an arch, to afford lateral support.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Flying Buttress'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/f/flying-buttress.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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