Origin of foundation stone
Examples from the Web for foundation stone
The foundation-stone of a museum was laid by the prince of Wales in 1905.
By the time that they have reached it, each ball is large enough to form a foundation-stone.
The foundation-stone is laid of a building of incalculable value;—a work of use, not of luxury.An Account of the Bell Rock Light-House|Robert Stevenson
To lay for them the foundation-stone of a provision for old age, upon the plan of the Annuity Societies.A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis|Patrick Colquhoun
He says that in laying the foundation-stone no one seemed more keenly impressed than the High Commissioner himself.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)|Louis Creswicke