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  • adj. Having a face left as it comes from the quarry and not smoothed with the chisel or point.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a face left as it comes from the quarry and not smoothed with the chisel or point; -- said of stones.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rough-faced, as taken from the quarry: noting a type of building-stone and masonry built of such stone.

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Examples

  • It has a rustic exterior made of quarry-faced Wisconsin fieldstone with limestone detail.

    Holy Architecture

  • La Crosse architect Michael Swinghamer took Mr. Stroik's exterior concept in a rustic direction, cladding the church mainly in quarry-faced Wisconsin fieldstone.

    A Return to Grace

  • Pitti Palace, and in this work left to posterity a model method of the use of quarry-faced stone blocks for the first story.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

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