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point·ing / ˈpointing/ • n. cement or mortar used to fill the joints of brickwork, esp. when added externally to a wall to improve its appearance and weatherproofing. ∎  the process of adding such cement or mortar.

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pointing. In Anglican chant, the allotting of syllables to the notes on which they are to be sung (as in psalms and canticles). First attempt to present pointing in printed form was by Robert Janes, organist of Ely Cath., in 1837.

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pointing. Process, material, or completed finish of mortar-joints in brickwork or masonry. See also brick; pointed.


Bru (1990)

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