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coping stone

another word for copestone (sense 1)
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  • He desired too, no doubt, to put a coping stone to his fame.

    George Borrow Thomas Seccombe
  • Kaa had only just worked his way over the west wall, landing with a wrench that dislodged a coping stone into the ditch.

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • They alighted on a nail; a nail thrust lightly into the mortar below the coping stone.

    The Long Night Stanley Weyman
  • The top of the wall is about three yards broad, thanks to a coping stone which projects on each side.

    The Story of Nuremberg Cecil Headlam
  • Along the outer edge of the coping stone runs a crenelated wall, only a foot and a half thick.

    The Story of Nuremberg Cecil Headlam
  • Every coping stone and pillar cost some mariner of the Tarifa Straits a pot of money.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 2) Henry Watterson
  • The individual who spoke now leant over the coping stone, for some moments, in silence.

    Varney the Vampire Thomas Preskett Prest
  • The coping stone had been set on the edifice of the Bremen Cotton Market.

    Bremen Cotton Exchange Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
  • Then, I went down on to the roof, and crossed over to the gap from which the coping stone had fallen.

    The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson
  • Thus religion would be put in its true place as at once the foundation and the coping stone of national life.

    Lux Mundi Various

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