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cut stone

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noun Masonry.
  1. a stone or stonework dressed to a relatively fine finish with tools other than hammers.
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Origin of cut stone

First recorded in 1800–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Cut-stone work is too large a subject to consider in detail.

    Convenient Houses

    Louis Henry Gibson

  • This demesne is fenced with a cut-stone wall which we skirted for many miles.

  • The handsome façade is elaborately columned in cut-stone, for which only blocks of the most perfect kind were used.

  • It stands twenty-three miles from Croton dam, and has cut-stone faces filled between with concrete.

    History of the Johnstown Flood

    Willis Fletcher Johnson

  • First we cross, in the hollow, Goodwin's creek, the stream which enters the Bay by the cut-stone Jail.

    Toronto of Old

    Henry Scadding