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A large square stone; masonry making use of such stone blocks
A hurling stone used in warfare
{n} freestone as rough out of the quarry
Cut stone with even faces and squared edges, which are laid in horizontal courses “Random” ashlar uses stones of varying sizes which interlock but do not form continuous horizontal or vertical courses “Coursed” ashlar is cut to a regular size but the finish has a rough texture
{i} hewn stones
The practice of laying stone in smooth cut - or dressed - blocks in regular courses, seperated by only the thinnest of joints Originated by the ancient Egyptians and adopted as an important element of classical architecture
a large rectangular building stone
Stones cut smooth on all surfaces, including the face From the Latin "axis" for board or plank (which also gives us "axis", a straight line about which sometime rotates, "axle", but apparently not "ax" ) The opposite, to make the surface rough-hewn (but the sides still square so they fit together with a minimum of mortar), is "rustication"
Dressed stonework
masonry of large blocks wrought to even faces and square edges
a block with one flat exposed face Ashlar Quoin - a block with one flat face and return face
Square-cut masonry
A wall construction using squared stone
Flat units square or rectangle in size, bonded and laid in mortar
In the United States especially, a thin facing of squared and dressed stone upon a wall of rubble or brick
a rectangular block of hewn stone used for building purposes
Squared blocks of smooth stone neatly trimmed to shape
Hewn or squared stone; also, masonry made of squared or hewn stone
Walls or facings of stonework laid in courses of evenly dressed stone with thin joints about 3mm thick, which should be raked out 20mm and pointed during cleaning down
Stone that has been cut square and dressed
The outer part of a wall, such as in castle or town fortifications It was made of squared blocks of smooth stone, neatly trimmed into shape
Squared blocks of smooth stone neatly trimmed
plural of ashlar

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    [ 'ash-l&r ] (noun.) 14th century. From Middle English, from Old French aisselier, from Latin axilla, diminutive of axis (“board, plank”).


    ashlars, ashlaring, ashlared

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