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skew arch

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  1. skew archnoun

    an arch whose jambs are not at right angles with the face

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  1. Skew arch

    A skew arch is a method of construction that enables an arch bridge to span an obstacle at some angle other than a right angle. This results in the faces of the arch not being perpendicular to its abutments and its plan view being a parallelogram, rather than the rectangle that is the plan view of a regular, or "square" arch. In the case of a masonry skew arch the construction requires precise stonecutting as none of the cuts form right angles but once the principles were fully understood in the early 19th century it became considerably easier and cheaper to build a skew arch of brick. The problem of building skew arch masonry bridges was addressed by a number of early civil engineers and mathematicians, including William Chapman, Benjamin Outram, Peter Nicholson, George Stephenson, Edward Sang, Charles Fox, George W. Buck and William Froude.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skew arch in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skew arch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
    • A. alternate
    • B. noninvasive
    • C. disjointed
    • D. squashy

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