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  • adj. Without mortar.


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mortar +‎ -less


  • "Many of the building blocks weigh 50 tons or more yet are so precisely sculpted and fitted together with such exactitude that the mortarless joints will not permit the insertion of even a thin knife blade."

    Olga Bonfiglio: Travelogue: 100th Anniversary Of Machu Picchu Discovery

  • Several mortarless stone walls separated the property from the one next to it.

    American Legacy

  • The mortarless rock resisted, then toppled slowly.

    The Dragons of Chaos

  • They were roughly cut, but fit with no less precision than the other mortarless jointwork elsewhere in the palace.

    Temple of the Winds

  • A little to his surprise the smux seemed almost eager to go, climbing over his fingers to latch foreclaws into one of the mortarless divisions between the blocks.

    Flight in Yiktor

  • As they drew nearer it was clear that the obstacle was Tranmade, its great stones and blocks neatly piled with mortarless masonry to form a wall stretching across the ice strait like a granite web.

    Mission to Moulokin

  • Only the front or eastern side of the structure was coated with the precious turquoise; the other sides of the column were of plain, fairly well fitted, mortarless stone blocks.

    The Air Ship Boys : Or, the Quest of the Aztec Treasure

  • The enormous size and the beautiful cutting of the stones and the exquisite strength of the mortarless masonry indicated noble proportions.

    There was a King in Egypt

  • Table and the wind raged through innumerable mortarless chinks, even the slowly-moving folk of the valley came to the conclusion that 'summat' ull hev to be deun. '

    Robert Elsmere

  • So they sat down under one of the mortarless stone walls which streak the moors, and David brought out the meal that was in his pockets.

    The History of David Grieve


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