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  • adj. Having the arris defined by a line beyond which the rock is cut away, so as to give nearly true edges; said of squared stones that are otherwise quarry-faced.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the arris defined by a line beyond which the rock is cut away, so as to give nearly true edges; -- said of squared stones that are otherwise quarry-faced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In masonry, having the arris cut true, but the face beyond the arrisedge left projecting and comparatively rough, being simply dressed with a pitching-chisel: said of a block or of a whole piece of masonry.

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