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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. 2016.
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  • cut-stone work is too large a subject to consider in detail.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • This demesne is fenced with a cut-stone wall which we skirted for many miles.

    On an Irish Jaunting-car Samuel G. Bayne
  • In the cut-stone trade we have an association of stone-cutters and an association of cut-stone contractors.

    30,000 Locked Out. James C. Beeks
  • The handsome façade is elaborately columned in cut-stone, for which only blocks of the most perfect kind were used.

    Famous Firesides of French Canada Mary Wilson Alloway
  • First we cross, in the hollow, Goodwin's creek, the stream which enters the Bay by the cut-stone Jail.

    Toronto of Old Henry Scadding
  • Those cages projected from the battlements of a massive, cut-stone wall.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • It stands twenty-three miles from Croton dam, and has cut-stone faces filled between with concrete.

    History of the Johnstown Flood Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • In one or two cases there even remained standing portions of cut-stone walls.

  • These cut-stone windows and carved doors cost Martin Cosgrave such a length of time that they provoked the patience of the people.

    Waysiders Seumas O'Kelly

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