Stone-mason

Definitions

  • Stone-masons' marks, Cologne Cathedral
    Stone-masons' marks, Cologne Cathedral
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stone-mason a mason who works with stone
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STONE-MASON STONE-MASON

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stán; Ger. stein, Dut. steen.

Usage

In literature:

The stone masons, iron-workers, carpenters, painters, plumbers and other laborers who built the beautiful edifice were not allowed inside of it.
"Born Again" by Alfred Lawson
During a period of about thirty years, he has been engaged in the humble capacity of a dry-stone mason in Peeblesshire.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV." by Various
A mason engaged in the restoration of Garthbeibio Church placed a trowel for safety underneath a stone, but by morning it was gone.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen
The Sansia or stone-mason of the Uriya country may perhaps also be included.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
Whereupon, the honest stone-mason had fresh cause for chastisement of so incalculably calculating a child.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
In his sixteenth year he apprenticed himself to a stone-mason.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V." by Various
At Gloucester and at Tewkesbury many of the stones bear on their faces the interesting devices incised by the Norman masons.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
During a period of about thirty years, he has been engaged in the humble capacity of a dry-stone mason in Peeblesshire.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
The stone-mason now gave up his laborious calling.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844" by Various
By the aid of some of the Comrie masons the stones were placed in a standing position.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
The eighth man is a practical stone mason who is bossing the job.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
They wished to break off pieces to carry home; but we had brought no sledge, or other stone mason's tools.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Las' night some of 'em held up those two stone-masons settin' over there on that pile o' ties.
"Notes of an Itinerant Policeman" by Josiah Flynt
But Mr. Brill was abstractedly studying the stone, and the mason moved off delicately.
"Ghetto Tragedies" by Israel Zangwill
Erika recognized her as the needy widow of a stone-mason; she was wont to doctor both men and cattle in the village.
"Countess Erika's Apprenticeship" by Ossip Schubin
Masonic Hall, an attractive stone building, is in Toronto street.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
It was heavy and resolute like the sound of a stone-mason's saw.
"The Sea Lady" by Herbert George Wells
Ben pointed their attention to a heap of stones, hard by, of which certain honest masons were building a house.
"The Life of Benjamin Franklin" by Mason Locke Weems
He knew the wall would attract attention, bring the self-taught young mason into notice, and help to sell his stone.
"The Making of William Edwards" by Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks
On the foundation stones are the names of Philocrates and Diocles, masons employed in building.
"Old Rome" by Robert Burn
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In poetry:

Guido Sebaldi the mason
Worked at a house of stone:
Guido Sebaldi the mason
Sand at his work alone.
"Guido Sebaldi" by Cicely Fox Smith
Till a stranger, he said unto him
As he hammer'd the stone one day"
"Guido Sebaldi the mason,
Hark to the words I say!"
"Guido Sebaldi" by Cicely Fox Smith
Sadly Sebaldi the mason
Went back to the house of stone;
And his brow once more grew cheery
As he sat at his work alone.
"Guido Sebaldi" by Cicely Fox Smith
Built, when each man was a giant,
When the rocks were mason's stones,
When the oaks were osiers pliant,
And the mountains scarcely thrones;
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
The grave was dug; the mason came
And carved on stone Fidele's name;
But the dog that the Sexton laid inside
Was a dog that never had lived or died.
"Fidele's Grassy Tomb" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Below the shifting sand, on solid rock,
The mason safely laid the buttress stone,
And labored long before his work was shown;
But he built well--his work endures each shock.
"The Royal Way" by Joseph Horatio Chant

In news:

Berry was a free African American and Lawrence County native who established himself as master brick and stone mason in the mid-19th century.
PLATTSBURGH — A local hydroponics supply store started as a way for a stone mason to keep busy during the winter months and a means to show others the value of home-grown produce.
Akemi Some products commonly used by stone masons have several different uses, depending on the repair or installation.
Andre Stone & Mason Work Inc. Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship Program.
Because so much cutting was involved — and because the soft sandstone cuts fairly easily — we decided to use our own crew to cut and dry-fit the pieces, then bring the mason in to set and grout the stone.
Stone mason offers to fix cemetery vandalism.
A Potsdam stone mason has offered to fix broken headstones for free at a Felts Mills cemetery where vandals struck earlier this week.
Stone mason offers to fix cemetery vandalism.
Oscar Odum, age 92, joined the Civilian Conservation Corps at age 18 and was stationed at Pickett State Park from 1938 to 1939, where he learned how to be a stone mason.
Kent stone mason John Burnell will be instructing participants in the traditional craft of building a fieldstone wall without mortar.
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