from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In masonry, a bond in a stone wall in which two headers meet in the middle of a wall and another header covers the joint between them.
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That is why a wiser policy was instituted in time to make the British Empire into a great Commonwealth of Nations, and to accept the nationhood of Canada, while bound by a heart-bond which exists between the Empire and your Commonwealth.
The only heart-bond I know is a stout stick with some iron on the end of it.
There is a heart-bond that absorbs all others; there is a community that monopolizes your feeling.