Definitions

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  • n. The hewing or dressing of stone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Hewing or dressing stone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The business of cutting or hewing stones for walls, monuments, etc.

Etymologies

stone +‎ cutting (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In Michoacán, stonecutting has embellished cities like Morelia.

    The artesanias of Michoacan - an introduction

  • One final branch includes toys, leatherwork, stonecutting, wax, pattern-cut paper (papel picado), corn leaves, featherwork, straw painting (popoteria), and pasta de caña (sculpture made from a mixture using the inner core of cornstalks).

    The artesanias of Michoacan - an introduction

  • One of the Crossbone Champs did some part-time stonecutting for the guy who owned the business.

    DEVILS IN EXILE

  • While he was away a booming jewelry manufacturing industry had sprung up in southern China, started by a small band of Hong Kong diamond merchants who set up stonecutting and polishing factories occupying the gap between low-cost India and ultraluxurious Brussels.

    The Accidental Jeweler

  • The pockets of his apron were stuffed full of carpentry and stonecutting tools.

    Stalling

  • The marching song of the dwarves mingled with the songs of the lamplighters, the matrons calling their charges home to dinner, and the hundreds of dwarves returning home from the day's work in the mines, the stonecutting and jewelry shops -- plus the sounds of tailors, weavers, pot - ters, candlemakers, and the vast number of other arti - sans, craftsmen, and laborers who made up a city.

    Stalling

  • The school he established in Jerusalem, Bezalel, trained young people in stonecutting, weaving, jewelry making, drawing and sculpture.

    Hannah Chizhik.

  • Among the members of the commune was Joseph Baratz (1890 – 1968), whom Miriam met in Atlit while he was working at stonecutting together with her brother, Aaron.

    Miriam Baratz.

  • At a stonecutting yard in Italy where blocks of stone from around the world are sliced up for countertops, masons had noticed what looked like cross-sections of a skeleton in slabs cut from a huge hunk of limestone imported from Egypt.

    Google Earth Plays A Role In Discovery Of Early African Mammal Fossils | Impact Lab

  • If you think of the stonecutters as the things each one of us does as an IA – cathedral-building/discipline, master stonecutting/practice and clock-punchers/activities – I think there are some parallels to your model.

    inkblurt · A Layer Model for the IA Profession

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