Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Masonry.
  • noun Masonry.

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  • noun Stonework done by a mason.

Etymologies

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mason +‎ work

Examples

  • It made no sense that they drew her here so often — crumbling masonwork and decapitated statues against a backdrop she could not place.

    No Title

  • In walking through the town, you find here and there bits of middle-age architecture, which have escaped ruin; here a door, there a window, of graceful design, built around with the rough masonwork for which Segni is noted in later days; but the greater number of the houses are constructed in the rudest manner, indicating the poverty and ignorance of the majority of the inhabitants.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • The wall, by the touch, was of fine hewn stone; the steps too, though somewhat steep and narrow, were of polished masonwork, and regular and solid underfoot.

    Kidnapped: The Adventures of David Balfour

  • The wall, by the touch, was of fine hewn stone; the steps too, though somewhat steep and narrow, were of polished masonwork, and regular and solid underfoot.

    Kidnapped

  • There are domes, cones, and pyramids; ridges with terraced sides and table-tops; peaks, spires, and castellated pinnacles, some of them having resemblance to artificial masonwork, as if of

    The Land of Fire A Tale of Adventure

  • It extends eastward beyond the verge of vision, all the way straight as an artificial canal, and so like one in other ways as to suggest the idea of having been dug by the same Titans who did the masonwork on the mountains.

    The Land of Fire A Tale of Adventure

  • The bluff towered vertically above them, like a wall of rude masonwork.

    The Lone Ranche

  • I again paused, and holding the flambeaux over the masonwork, threw a few feeble rays upon the figure within.

    The Cask of Amontillado

  • Its sides were of great regularity, and represented masses of solid masonwork, rising abruptly till within sixty or seventy feet of the summit, where they accline in a blunt, cone-like manner, reducing the periphery to one third that of its base.

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE

  • "Miserable! it is thou that hast lost it," cry they: and fling him, or else he flings himself, out of window: far enough down; into masonwork and horror of cesspool; not into death but worse.

    The French Revolution

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