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Pier

A man made structure extending from the shore against which vessels may lie to load or unload cargo.
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"Follow me," said one of the guard, and, turning, led me across the outer courtyard toward a second buttressed wall.
At the far side of the outer court a narrow door let into the angle made by one of the buttresses with the wall.
Daylight knew also his history, the prime old American stock from which he had descended, his own war record, the John Dowsett before him who had been one of the banking buttresses of the Cause of the Union, the Commodore Dowsett of the War of 1812 the General Dowsett of Revolutionary fame, and that first far Dowsett, owner of lands and slaves in early New England.
All three gates were strongly fortified with towered and buttressed barbicans which must be taken before the main gates could be reached.
His beautiful countess and her young daughter waved him a tearful adieu from the battering-rams and buttresses of the fortress, and he galloped away with a happy heart.
Thuvia of Ptarth, gazing toward the east, saw the blacker blot against the blackness of the trees as the craft topped the buttressed garden wall.
Chuckling to himself, Achmet Zek withdrew a few paces farther into the jungle, for he was as positive that Werper was waiting nearby for a chance to pot him as though his eyes had penetrated the jungle trees to the figure of the hiding Belgian, fingering his rifle behind the bole of the buttressed giant.
It seemed strange that beyond the buttressed walls of Caprona icebergs floated and the south wind was biting, for only a gentle breeze moved across the face of these living waters, and that was damp and warm.
So chairman David Buttress appealed to the Professional Rugby Board - which runs the pro game in Wales - for additional cash.
WALES could thrive as an independent nation as the Republic of Ireland has proven, believes one of Wales' most successful entrepreneurs David Buttress.
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Forwards coach Jones took temporary charge while chairman David Buttress searched for Jackman's replacement and plans had been put in place for Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards to take over for the remainder of the season.