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British Dictionary definitions for dry-stone

dry-stone

adjective
  1. (of a wall) made without mortar
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Examples from the Web for dry-stone

Historical Examples

  • During a period of about thirty years, he has been engaged in the humble capacity of a dry-stone mason in Peeblesshire.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV.

    Various

  • Aileach is a circular, dry-stone fortress with walls nine feet thick.

  • Up the river-side, many a time I pass to the place and over its low dykes, dry-stone, broken and crumbling to the heel.

  • The true "Pecht's house," however, is not this dry-stone circular "castle," open to air and sun.

  • I had not taken twenty steps when I ran up against the dry-stone dyke that bordered the Inns of Tynrec.

    John Splendid

    Neil Munro