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masonry

[mey-suh n-ree] /ˈmeɪ sən ri/
noun, plural masonries.
1.
the craft or occupation of a mason.
2.
work constructed by a mason, especially stonework:
the crumbling masonry of ancient walls.
3.
(initial capital letter) Freemasonry.
Origin of masonry
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English masonerie < Middle French maçonnerie. See mason, -ery
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masonry

/ˈmeɪsənrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
the craft of a mason
2.
work that is built by a mason; stonework or brickwork
3.
(often capital) short for Freemasonry
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Word Origin and History for masonry
n.

"stonework," mid-14c., from Old French maçonerie (14c.), from maçon (see mason).

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