Definitions

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  • n. The act of bedding ashlar in mortar.
  • n. Ashlar when in thin slabs and made to serve merely as a case to the body of the wall.
  • n. The short upright pieces between the floor beams and rafters in garrets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of bedding ashlar in mortar.
  • n. Ashlar when in thin slabs and made to serve merely as a case to the body of the wall.
  • n. The short upright pieces between the floor beams and rafters in garrets. See Ashlar, 2.

Etymologies

ashlar +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Winchester the original piers were either clothed with new ashlaring, or the old ashlaring was wrought into new forms and mouldings where possible; while in Canterbury the piers were altogether rebuilt.

    The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.].

  • Sometimes he might have been found shaping the mullions of a country mansion, sometimes setting the parapet of a town-hall, sometimes ashlaring an hotel at Sandbourne, sometimes a museum at Casterbridge, sometimes as far down as Exonbury, sometimes at Stoke-Barehills.

    Jude the Obscure

  • The tower certainly stood on the site of the present tower, as Roman ashlaring has been discovered on the north-west side of the north-west tower pier, above the vault of the side aisle, and also portions of a shaft with a base, which probably belonged to the Norman clerestory.

    The Cathedral Church of York Bell's Cathedrals: A Description of Its Fabric and A Brief History of the Archi-Episcopal See

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