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- adj. Of or pertaining to a granolith
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of hard artificial stone, used for pavements.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made of crushed stone, sand, and cement: noting a special form of concrete. When pavements or buildings are so made they are usually covered with a coating of neat cement.
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"No, sir, but a remarkably fine specimen of what appears to be a granolithic substance," exclaimed the professor, and he began energetically chipping at a rock upon which the farmer had been standing.
Toward the crown the granolithic mixture was made stiff and simply plastered onto the mold.
The cost of concreting includes the cost of granolithic surface for the floor slabs.
About two tons of pig iron were then placed on the invert form to keep it from floating while the liquid granolithic mixture was being poured into the 1-in. space between the form and the invert concrete.
To make this layer more impervious and also to obtain a smooth surface, the concrete was left about an inch below and a finish coat applied by expert granolithic finishers.
With the board in its new position, another layer of concrete and granolithic was placed.
The layer of plaster between the concrete layers was put down on 4-ft. strips and finished similarly to the surface of a granolithic walk.
One foreman and 18 men on the top of the trench mixed and handled the concrete and granolithic mortar while one foreman, one carpenter and seven men in the trench set the forms and placed and rammed the concrete for one section in generally eight hours.
The two masons received $2.25 per day each and their helper $1.50 per day, and they averaged 360 sq.ft. per day, which made the cost 1-2/3 cts. per sq.ft. for labor laying granolithic finish.
~ -- The following costs are given by M..C. M. Saville for constructing 695 sq.yds. of granolithic walk around the top of the Forbes Hill Reservoir embankment at Quincy, M.ss.