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square set

noun, Mining.
a set having 12 timbers joined to form eight 90° solid angles.
Origin of square set
1815-25, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was square-set, broad-shouldered and thick-chested; and he had a broad, good-humoured face as well.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
  • Of deeds of derring-do for the saving of life our square-set friend was full.

    Cornish Saints and Sinners J. Henry Harris
  • "He has every right," from Mr. Welling, square-set now like his spectacles, and earnest and definite.

    Selina George Madden Martin
  • His dress was well adapted to his square-set and herculean frame.

  • Where had he seen those keen grey eyes and that square-set face before?

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke
  • Mr. Welling, by Christian name Henry, square-set by mind as by body though a wag, had seemed to gravitate to mercurial Maud.

    Selina George Madden Martin
  • He knew that she could support no more violence, and he turned to the dim, square-set figure before him.

    Wild Oranges Joseph Hergesheimer
  • The middle-sized, square-set, weather-tanned, straw-bearded British regulars crowded the footpaths.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • It was a square-set creature dressed completely in women's clothes.

    The Day of Wrath Maurus Jkai
  • The square-set shoulders drooped wearily, and in the eyes was the tired, dumb look of a beaten man.

    The Promise James B. Hendryx

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