Synonyms for ashlar

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The flame that clomb the ashlar gray Had burned it red as tile.

The front of the Propylæum is of ashlar and rock-face work, and it is pronounced a very beautiful structure.

Ashlar, masonry consisting of stones squared and smoothed in front and built in regular courses.

It is built of rubble masonry, with ashlar facework, laid in hydraulic mortar.

“Ashlar means a building stone cut and dressed,” explained David.

He raised his eyes as he spoke to where the walls in question showed their ashlar faces over the trees.

Ashlar walls are constructed of carefully worked blocks of regular dimensions and set with fine joints.

Frequently the quoins and jambs are executed in ashlar, which gives a neat and finished appearance and adds strength to the work.

At one of the roughly rounded angles the ashlar facing remained intact.

Exclusive of ashlar, the walls were found to be 10 feet thick, and bounded with large blocks of white sandstone.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "square stone for building or paving," from Old French aiseler, from Latin axillaris, from axilla, diminutive of axis "board, plank," which is perhaps not the same axis that means "axle." The stone sense is peculiar to English.

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masonry

nouncraft of mason
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