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Definition of "contignation" []

  • The act or process of framing together, or uniting, as beams in a fabric. (noun)
  • A framework or fabric, as of beams. (noun)

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Use "contignation" in a sentence
  • "They were easily led to consider the flames that were consuming France, not as a warning to protect their own buildings (which were without any party wall, and linked by a contignation into the edifice of France,) but as a happy occasion for pillaging the goods, and for carrying off the materials, of their neighbour's house."
  • "They were easily led to consider the flames that were consuming France, not as a warning to protect their own buildings, (which were without any party-wall, and linked by a contignation into the edifice of France,) but as an happy occasion for pillaging the goods, and for carrying off the materials of their neighbor's house."
  • "An explication how the parts of the Glass become bent by sudden cold, and how kept from extricating themselves by the contignation of the"