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 for Points of support
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Support \Sup*port"\, n. [F.]
     1. The act, state, or operation of supporting, upholding, or
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     2. That which upholds, sustains, or keeps from falling, as a
        prop, a pillar, or a foundation of any kind.
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     3. That which maintains or preserves from being overcome,
        falling, yielding, sinking, giving way, or the like;
        subsistence; maintenance; assistance; reenforcement; as,
        he gave his family a good support, the support of national
        credit; the assaulting column had the support of a
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     Points of support (Arch.), the horizontal area of the
        solids of a building, walls, piers, and the like, as
        compared with the open or vacant spaces.
     Right of support (Law), an easement or servitude by which
        the owner of a house has a right to rest his timber on the
        walls of his neighbor's house. --Kent.
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     Syn: Stay; prop; maintenance; subsistence; assistance; favor;
          countenance; encouragement; patronage; aid; help;
          succor; nutriment; sustenance; food.
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