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buttress

(lip'ō-oks'ĭ-jen-ās),
A structure placed against the base of another to support or stabilize it.
[M.E. buteras, fr. O. Fr. bouterez, fr. Germanic]
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New Dragons chairman David Buttress will lead a new board of directors at the region as it enters a new era under the ownership of the Welsh Rugby Union Chris Fairweather/Huw Evans Agency
Of those, Mr Buttress retained 250,000, meaning his direct shareholding in Just Eat stands at 750,000 shares.
Mr Buttress said improved coordination of services - for example, through collection and disposal of waste being performed by the same body -and joining up activities such as customer service, would provide the rest of the savings.
Buttress is said to have travelled to work, both when stationed in Manchester and also on secondment near Coventry, from Overton Vale Farm near Wrexham.
The buttress assembled today is one of 18 substructures that will form the base of the MTB steel structure.
David Buttress became chief executive of online takeaway ordering service Just Eat in June last year.
Instead, tensioned stainless steel rods inside the piers counteract the outward thrust with a strong vertical compressive force corresponding to the force exerted by a pinnacle or buttress.
Verity Hilda Buttress, 32, from Chepstow, had a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 64.
With the exception of the Teflon sails suspended from lighting masts to give lateral protection to the grandstand, the structural framework for the stadium as a whole is provided by highly articulated raked concrete buttress piers.
Mr Hague, speaking following talks with German counterpart Guido Westerwelle, said: "We are agreed on the historic importance of these talks and we stand ready with our European partners to do all we can to buttress these talks.