Although these thrusts can be resolved by tensile reinforcing in the perimeter beams it is simplest, and most natural, and stable to use the building itself to buttress the horizontal thrusts.
Wenger noted that sustained workplace relationships and interaction buttress communities of practice.
They were a more effective buttress of the Crown than its own bureaucracy or civil service.
The ‘truth’ becomes another buttress in the society's ideological infrastructure.
In these short few weeks the coach must re-shape - he vehemently contests the description ‘rebuild’ - Rangers, with a new midfield, attack, and a defensive buttress or two.
In other words, participant observers frequently buttress their observations with methods of data collection that allow them access to important areas that are not amenable to observation.
I suggested we descend an intermediate ridge, cut across the western cirque, climb the northwest buttress of Cloud Peak, circle around, and complete the entire enchainment in the reverse direction.
Whether in business or politics, partnerships are supposed to buttress the strengths of those involved.
The path goes up by the left side of the main buttress in front of you.
I leaned against the damp stone of the buttress , tilting my head to follow the line of the sheer wall up to where the ghosts of clouds raced before the moon.