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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
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215. Support.
 
  
NOUN:SUPPORT, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma [L.], bearing, fulcrum, bait [U. S.], caudex, crib; point d’appui [F.], pou sto [Greek], purchase, footing, hold, locus-standi [L.]; landing, - stage, - place; stage, platform; block; rest, resting place; groundwork, substratum, riprap, sustentation [now rare], sustention [rare], subvention; floor (basement) [See Base].
  SUPPORTER; aid [See Aid]; prop, stand, anvil, fulciment [obs.]; cue rest, jigger [slang], monkey [builders’ slang], hod; stay, shore, skid, rib, truss, bandage; sleeper; stirrup, stilts, shoe, sole, heel, splint, lap; bar, rod, boom, sprit, outrigger; ratline or ratlin or ratling.
  PEDICLE, pedicel or pedicellus or pediculus, peduncle [all bot.], stalk.
  board, ledge, shelf, hob, bracket, trivet, arbor, rack; mantel, mantelpiece, mantelshelf; slab, console; counter, dresser; flange, corbel; table, trestle; shoulder; perch; horse; easel, desk; clotheshorse, hatrack; retable, predella, teapoy.
  STAFF, stick, crutch, alpenstock, baton, crosier, cross, crook, lituus [Rom. antiq.], caduceus, thyrsus, staddle; bourdon, cowlstaff [archaic], lathi [Hind.], maulstick or mahlstick.
  POST, pillar, shaft, thill, column, pilaster; pediment, pedestal; plinth, shank, leg, socle or zocle; buttress, jamb, mullion, stile, abutment; baluster, banister, stanchion; balustrade; headstone.
  FRAME, framework; scaffold, skeleton, beam, rafter, girder, lintel, joist, travis or traviss [dial. Eng.], trave, corner stone, summer, breastsummer or bressomer, summertree, transom; rung, round, step, sill; angle-rafter, hip-rafter; cantilever, modillion; crown-post, king-post; vertebra, modiolus.
  columella, backbone; keystone; axle, axletree; axis; arch, mainstay.
  trunnion, pivot, rowlock; peg (pendency) [See Pendency]; tiebeam (fastening) [See Vinculum]; thole pin.
  SEAT, throne, dais; divan, musnud or masnad [Ar.], guddee or gaddi [Hind.]; chair, bench, form, sofa, davenport, couch, day-bed, settee, stall; wingchair, armchair, easychair, elbow-chair, rocking-chair; fauteuil [F.], woolsack, ottoman, settle, squab, bench; long chair, long-sleeve chair [Anglo-Ind.], chaise longue [F.], morris chair; lamba chauki or lamba kursi [Hind.]; saddle, aparejo, panel or pannel, pillion; sidesaddle, packsaddle; pommel, horn.
  STOOL, foldstool, prie-dieu [F.], hassock, footstool; tabouret; tripod.
  BED, berth, pallet, tester-bed, crib, cot, hammock, shakedown, truckle-bed, trundle-bed, cradle, litter, stretcher, bedstead; four-poster, French bed; bunk, kip [dial.], palang [Hind.]; roost [slang]; bedding, bichhona [Hind.], mattress, paillasse; pillow, bolster; mat, rug, cushion.
  Atlas, Herakles or Hercules; tortoise that supports the earth.
  [IN ARCHITECTURE] atlas (pl. atlantes), telamon (pl. telamones), caryatid (pl. caryatids or caryatides).
  
VERB:BE SUPPORTED &c.; lie -, sit -, recline -, lean -, loll -, rest -, stand -, step -, repose -, abut -, bear -, be based &c.-on; have at one’s back; bestride, bestraddle.
  SUPPORT, bear, carry, hold, sustain, shoulder; hold up, back up, bolster up, shore up; uphold, upbear; brace, truss, cradle, pillow, prop; underprop, underpin, underset; riprap; bandage [See Junction].
  give -, furnish -, afford -, supply -, lend- -support, - foundations; bottom, found, base, ground, embed, imbed.
  MAINTAIN, keep on foot; aid [See Aid].
  
ADJECTIVE:SUPPORTING, supported, &c. v.; Atlantean, columellar, columelliform; sustentative, sustentational; fundamental; dorsigerous.
  HAVING A PEDICLE &c. n.; pedunculate, pedicellate.
  
ADVERB:STRADDLE, astride on.
  
QUOTATION:With Atlantean shoulders, fit to bear The weight of mightiest monarchies.—Milton

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