un·setting | \ ¦ən+\
Definition of unsetting
(Entry 1 of 2)
: not setting where suns unsetting light the sky and flowers and fruit abound— J. H. Newman
Definition of unsetting (Entry 2 of 2)
: a supporting of the opposite masonry walls of a cut through loose strata by means of buttresses resting on inverted arches
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