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master mason

(often initial capital letters) a Freemason who has reached the third degree.
an expert mason.
Origin of master mason
1325-75; Middle English maister masoun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • At length it came to pass that a master-mason—a rough sort of architect—one Mr. Scribe, was summoned to a conference.

    I and My Chimney Herman Melville
  • The rebus of the master-mason, Hyndeley (a hind lying) occurs in the capitals.

  • I declared my willingness, but named him the master-mason; we must only be his workmen.

  • The master-mason was in charge of the whole of the building operations.

    Life in a Medival City Edwin Benson
  • They were his father the master-mason, an under-mason, Martin Cannister, and two or three young and old labouring-men.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
  • All the materials of this master-mason were ready to the last stone.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • You will recognize him; he will be disguised as a master-mason, with a rule in his hand.

    Cinq Mars, Complete Alfred de Vigny
  • As for the master-mason he was well paid, and gave his word to fly the land, but he didn't, for he stayed where he was.

    Tales from the Fjeld P. Chr. Asbjrnsen
  • Whenever Tintoretto came across a 115 fine fair wall he prevailed upon the master-mason to allow him to paint it.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
  • This master-mason took great pride in exact work, with which no trifling was permitted.

    James Fenimore Cooper Mary E. Phillips

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