Saradine was a French Freemason and a fierce atheist, and a priest moved him by the law of contraries.
Tom Platt visited her, because, he said, the dead man was his brother as a Freemason.
Instead of forcing him to communicate his plan, they amused themselves with making him pass a sort of Freemason examination.
The question has been raised whether Wren was a Freemason or not.
It was, however, indeed a sight to see my uncle when he had a Freemason to dinner.
Webster said that he did not, and asked Littlefield whether he were a Freemason.
His head-quarters at first were in what was called the Freemason's Tavern, on the north side of the village green.
For instance—I am a Freemason: have I ever divulged the secrets of the order?
Does the poet-collector specialise in poetry, the Freemason in masonic books, the angler in works dealing only with his pastime?
He's a Freemason; he won't have his children baptised, or be married in church.
late 14c., originally a traveling guild of masons with a secret code; in the early 17c. they began accepting honorary members and teaching them the secrets and lore, which by 1717 had developed into the fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons.
The exact origin of the free- is a subject of dispute. Some [e.g. Klein] see a corruption of French frère "brother," from frèremaçon "brother mason;" others say it was because the masons worked on "free-standing" stones; still others see them as "free" from the control of local guilds or lords [OED].