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chained_bear commented on the word dressed stone
A stone or stones worked into a smooth molded face. Used to outline angles, windows, and doors.
August 25, 2008
MaryW commented on the word dressed stone
In these senses of dress:
transitive v. To put a finish on (stone or wood, for example).
v. To prepare the surface of (a material; usually stone or lumber).
transitive v. To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish.
v. put a finish on
The Castle seemed not so much a product of engineering as of organic growth, the dressed stone fused with the rough black basalt of the rock and its own bloody history.
June 5, 2016
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