stonecutter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stonecutter someone who cuts or carves stone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stonecutter One whose occupation is to cut stone; also, a machine for dressing stone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stonecutter One whose occupation it is to hew or cut stones for building, ornamental, or other purposes.
    • n stonecutter A machine for shaping or facing stones.
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Usage

In literature:

The stonecutter's yard on the right.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Britt had secured special rates by ordering two statues from the stonecutter.
"When Egypt Went Broke" by Holman Day
Early the next morning I was at 28 Stonecutter Street.
"Prisoner for Blasphemy" by G. W. [George William] Foote
The stonecutter takes the marble and hews out the rough block; the sculptor finds its hidden soul.
"The Unfolding Life" by Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux
He wronged nobody but himself, as I made the stonecutter say over his grave.
"Tales of the Chesapeake" by George Alfred Townsend
The father of Socrates was a stonecutter and his mother a midwife, so very naturally the son had a beautiful contempt for pedigree.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
The stonecutters had finished their day's work and gone home.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865" by Various
Stone hearths should be rubbed with a paste of powdered stone, (to be procured of the stonecutters,) and then brushed with a stiff brush.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Dr. Greenhow has shown the stony grit deposited in the lungs of stonecutters.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Masons and Stonecutters, 3 50 to 4 00 do.
"Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883" by William C. Kingsley
There being no stonecutter at Pacific Springs to inscribe the monument, the clerk at the store formed the letters on stiff pasteboard.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
He was a stonecutter, that Elwood feller was, Duke, workin' on bridge 'butments on the Santa Fe.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
Smith John, Lamp Glass Warehouse, 25, Stonecutter Street.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
The stonecutter conducted me to the railway station.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
Here there is usually a stonecutter chipping away on a block with his graving tools.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Penny thought that she recognized the man as a stonecutter who lived in a shack at the river's edge.
"The Wishing Well" by Mildred A. Wirt
Association of Journeymen Stonecutters, Philadelphia, Penna.
"History of the Washington National Monument and of the Washington National Monument Society" by Frederick Loviad Harvey
It continued thus, before the stonecutter's shop, for several years.
"Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)" by A Sexton of the Old School
Stonecutters pecked with hammers and chisels, fast, light strokes; a mason sloshed mortar in a box, adding sand to his mixture.
"When the Owl Cries" by Paul Bartlett
The inhabitants of the Phoenician Gebal and Greek Byblus were renowned as stonecutters and ship-builders.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various
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In news:

Stonecutters are chipping away at Hokie stone as fast as they can, attempting to keep up with Virginia Tech's construction spree.
Mark Anthony Stroman, 41, a stonecutter from Dallas, shot people he believed were Arabs, saying he was enraged by the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001.
Scottish stonecutter John Rowat immigrated to Iowa in the 1870s to help build the Iowa State Capitol building.
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