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cut stone

noun, Masonry.
a stone or stonework dressed to a relatively fine finish with tools other than hammers.
Origin of cut stone
1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Newly cut stone is available, but takes a hundred years of wear to achieve the distressed patina builders and architects prefer.
  • Fossils weaken the strength of cut stone and many people discard them outright.
  • Stone countertop businesses typically custom cut stone slabs to fit each individual installation.
  • cut stone steps shall be placed on a crush stone subbase as specified.
  • The two exterior chimneys, which sit off the ridge, consist of rubble stone bases and cut stone stacks.
  • The foundation of river rock mixed with concrete has been stuccoed and scored to resemble cut stone.
  • The lower two floors are cut stone with a segmental arch entrance.
  • The brickwork is covered with stucco, which has been scored to resemble cut stone.
  • The building is also a fine example of the distinct use of cut stone in construction.
  • The expensive hand-cut stone would be impossible to reproduce today.

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