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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The lowest stone in an arch -- from which it springs; Money collected under a tariff.

Usage examples (31)
  • But revenue must be had, and the impost is the best source of revenue.
  • While they will rise up against a vexatious impost, they crouch before a system of which the impost is the smallest evil.
  • The impost is the highest weight assignment since Favorite Trick received 128 pounds, after being named the 1997 Horse of the Year.
  • Limestone columns supported the brick arches; the columns were bearing rectangular blocks of the same material, which were being reused as a kind of impost capital. for more
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