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master mason

noun
1.
(often initial capital letters) a Freemason who has reached the third degree.
2.
an expert mason.
Origin of master mason
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English maister masoun
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  • The master mason, who was a gruff kind of man, stood scratching his head, and said nothing at first.

    Biographical Stories Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A hitch in your master mason's business matters, you told me.

    Pride Eugne Sue
  • You might be very superior yourself; but as a master mason you would be only what is called 'a common man.'

    The Sand-Hills of Jutland Hans Christian Andersen
  • At the master mason's door they separated, promising to see each other again at an early day.

    Pride Eugne Sue
  • But be damned but they smelt her out and swore her in on the spot a master mason.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • One Enguerrand was the chief designer of the new church, assisted by Jean d'Andeli as master mason.

  • This is the sign or due-guard of a master mason, and, like the others, alludes to the penalty of this degree.

  • It was the work of Mathieu de Layens, master mason, who worked at it from 1448 to 1463.

  • The master mason was there luckily, and would not move it till the rector had seen it.

  • The master mason nodded approvingly when the answer was translated to him.

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