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flying buttress


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flying \Fly"ing\, a. [From Fly, v. i.]
     Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or
     rapidly; intended for rapid movement.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Flying army (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in
        motion, to cover its own garrisons and to keep the enemy
        in continual alarm. --Farrow. 
  
     Flying artillery (Mil.), artillery trained to rapid
        evolutions, -- the men being either mounted or trained to
        spring upon the guns and caissons when they change
        position.
  
     Flying bridge, Flying camp. See under Bridge, and
        Camp.
  
     Flying buttress (Arch.), a contrivance for taking up the
        thrust of a roof or vault which can not be supported by
        ordinary buttresses. It consists of a straight bar of
        masonry, usually sloping, carried on an arch, and a solid
        pier or buttress sufficient to receive the thrust. The
        word is generally applied only to the straight bar with
        supporting arch.
  
     Flying colors, flags unfurled and waving in the air; hence:
  
     To come off with flying colors, to be victorious; to
        succeed thoroughly in an undertaking.
  
     Flying doe (Zool.), a young female kangaroo.
  
     Flying dragon.
     (a) (Zool.) See Dragon, 6.
     (b) A meteor. See under Dragon.
  
     Flying Dutchman.
     (a) A fabled Dutch mariner condemned for his crimes to sail
         the seas till the day of judgment.
     (b) A spectral ship.
  
     Flying fish. (Zool.) See Flying fish, in the Vocabulary.
        
  
     Flying fox (Zool.), see Flying fox in the vocabulary.
  
     Flying frog (Zool.), either of two East Indian tree frogs
        Rhacophorus+({Rhacophorus+nigrapalmatus">of the genus Rhacophorus ({Rhacophorus nigrapalmatus
        and Rhacophorus pardalis), having very large and broadly
        webbed feet, which serve as parachutes, and enable it to
        make very long leaps.
  
     Flying gurnard (Zool.), a species of gurnard of the genus
        Cephalacanthus or Dactylopterus, with very large
        pectoral fins, said to be able to fly like the flying
        fish, but not for so great a distance.
  
     Note: Three species are known; that of the Atlantic is
           Cephalacanthus volitans.
  
     Flying jib (Naut.), a sail extended outside of the standing
        jib, on the flying-jib boom.
  
     Flying-jib boom (Naut.), an extension of the jib boom.
  
     Flying kites (Naut.), light sails carried only in fine
        weather.
  
     Flying lemur. (Zool.) See Colugo.
  
     Flying level (Civil Engin.), a reconnoissance level over
        the course of a projected road, canal, etc.
  
     Flying lizard. (Zool.) See Dragon, n. 6.
  
     Flying machine, any apparatus for navigating through the
        air, especially a heavier-than-air machine. -- Flying
     mouse (Zool.), the opossum mouse ({Acrobates pygm[ae]us}), a
        marsupial of Australia. Called also feathertail glider.
  
     Note: It has lateral folds of skin, like the flying
           squirrels, and a featherlike tail. -- Flying party
        (Mil.), a body of soldiers detailed to hover about an
        enemy. -- Flying phalanger (Zool.), one of several
        species of small marsuupials of the genera Petaurus and
        Belideus, of Australia and New Guinea, having lateral
        folds like those of the flying squirrels. The sugar
        squirrel ({Belideus sciureus), and the ariel ({Belideus
        ariel), are the best known; -- called also squirrel
        petaurus and flying squirrel. See Sugar squirrel. --
     Flying pinion, the fly of a clock. -- Flying sap (Mil.),
        the rapid construction of trenches (when the enemy's fire
        of case shot precludes the method of simple trenching), by
        means of gabions placed in juxtaposition and filled with
        earth. -- Flying shot, a shot fired at a moving object,
        as a bird on the wing. -- Flying spider. (Zool.) See
        Ballooning spider. -- Flying squid (Zool.), an oceanic
        squid ({Ommastrephes Bartramii syn. Sthenoteuthis
        Bartramii), abundant in the Gulf Stream, which is able to
        leap out of the water with such force that it often falls
        on the deck of a vessel. -- Flying squirrel (Zool.) See
        Flying squirrel, in the Vocabulary. -- Flying start, a
        start in a sailing race in which the signal is given while
        the vessels are under way. -- Flying torch (Mil.), a
        torch attached to a long staff and used for signaling at
        night.
        [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  arc-boutant \arc`-bou`tant"\ ([aum]r`b[=oo]`t[aum]N), n. [F.]
     (Arch.)
     A buttress that stands apart from the main structure and
     connected to it by an arch; same as flying buttress.
     --Gwilt.
  
     Syn: flying buttress
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buttress \But"tress\, n. [OE. butrasse, boterace, fr. F. bouter
     to push; cf. OF. bouteret (nom. sing. and acc. pl. bouterez)
     buttress. See Butt an end, and cf. Butteris.]
     1. (Arch.) A projecting mass of masonry, used for resisting
        the thrust of an arch, or for ornament and symmetry.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: When an external projection is used merely to stiffen a
           wall, it is a pier.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Anything which supports or strengthens. "The ground pillar
        and buttress of the good old cause of nonconformity."
        --South.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Flying buttress. See Flying buttress.
        [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  flying buttress
       n : a buttress that stands apart from the main structure and
           connected to it by an arch [syn: arc-boutant]

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