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masonry.
1. Art, craft, and practice of building with natural or artificial stone, involving its quarrying, cutting, dressing, jointing, and laying.

2. Work produced by a mason, such as an ashlar wall, stone dressings, and the like. Types of masonry include:ashlar: stone cut and dressed to accurate shapes with right-angled corners, laid in true courses with mortar on flat beds, and with fine joints, carefully bonded;cyclopean: 1. any polygonal masonry, but especially masonry of large irregularly shaped stones; 2. rusticated masonry dressed to appear it is naturally rough rock-faced work straight from the quarry;rubble: stonework of undressed or roughly dressed stones including coursed rubble (stones laid in courses, so requiring some preparation to ensure that joints are horizontal and stones properly bedded), dry-stone (rough stones laid without mortar), random rubble (very rough stones, uncoursed), and squared rubble (stones cut roughly to have verticals at right angles to the horizontals);rusticated: masonry laid with joints exaggerated by chamfering, etc., the surface projecting beyond the joints. See rustication.

3. Brickwork or any load-bearing structure such as blockwork, but the term is not recommended in this sense.

4. With a capital M (see freemason (4)).

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masonry

ma·son·ry / ˈmāsənrē/ • n. 1. stonework. ∎  the work of a mason. 2. (Masonry) Freemasonry.

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masonry

masonry: see brick; concrete; stonework; tile.

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