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- n. The state of being squat
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- n. the property of being short and broad
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He represented them as cowering into the earth like the late buildings of the war years, from which they certainly derived their squatness.
Already inclined to squatness, with a broad good-humored face, in which, however, was a hint of obstinacy.
The most striking thing about the interior of the cathedral is the manner in which it rises -- "church piled upon church" -- from the nave to the corona, and this characteristic enabled William the Englishman to build a crypt below which has none of the cramped squatness which generally mars the effect of such buildings.
As he sat squatted there by the fire Garman's figure gave an impression of squatness and of grossness in proportions and flesh.
The style of architecture is not quite so florid, but the extreme squatness of the buildings is far more noticeable here.
The poorest project seems to be Foster's Harmon, whose shiny futurism was replaced with squatness when about half the building got cut due to a building error.