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rock-faced

[rok-feyst] /ˈrɒkˈfeɪst/
adjective
1.
(of a person) having a stiff, expressionless face.
2.
having a rocky surface.
3.
Masonry. noting a stone or stonework the visible face of which is dressed with a hammer, with or without a chiseled draft at the edges; quarry-faced.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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Examples from the web for rock-faced
  • The courthouse features rock-faced sandstone accented by smooth and carved stone.
  • The post made of a single native timber log is embedded in a rock-faced concrete base.
  • The few masonry structures in the district were constructed of rock-faced concrete block or stretcher-bond brick.
  • It is constructed of red pressed brick, laid in running bond on a raised foundation of rock-faced, coursed ashlar limestone.
  • The raised foundation of both buildings is rock-faced sandstone, currently painted salmon.
  • Although the architect's drawings depict smooth stone walls, the ground floor walls were built with rock-faced blocks.
  • Three courses of rock-faced red brick are used at the water table and above the flat lintels.
  • It rests on its original foundation of rock-faced limestone.
  • It rests on a foundation of rock-faced sandstone blocks, which are painted white.
  • The foundations have been faced with a rock-faced composition stone laid in broken courses.

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