• Stone-masons' marks, Cologne Cathedral
    Stone-masons' marks, Cologne Cathedral
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Masonic of or relating to Freemasons or Freemasonry "Masonic lodge"
    • adj masonic of or relating to stonemasons or masonry "masonic tools"
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Striking Them Down As a Mason Does--2-29-204 Striking Them Down As a Mason Does--2-29-204
Barber and mason Barber and mason

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Nobody knows who built the Taj Mahal. The names of the architects, masons, and designers that have come down to us have all proved to be latter-day inventions, and there is no evidence to indicate who the real creators were.
    • prop. a Masonic mȧ*sŏn"ĭk Of or pertaining to Freemasons or to their craft or mysteries.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Masonic Of or pertaining to the fraternity of freemasons: as, masonic emblems.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Masonic relating to freemasonry
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  • Sir Walter Scott
    “A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. masson (Fr. maçon)—Low L. macion-em; prob. Teut.; cf. Mid. High Ger. mezzo, a mason, whence steinmetz, a stone-mason, cog. with Old High Ger. meizan, to hew, whence Ger. meissel, a chisel.


In literature:

WILLIAM MASON, precentor and canon of York, died in 1797.
"On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening," by Samuel Felton
They were facing a number of the girls and their Scout Captain, Sheila Mason, as well.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
He sat down amid loud applause, and young Mason arose to close the affirmative.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
Mason Winslow ambled to the big table for a cigarette, and Carl pursued him.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Ezekiel Mason had been waiting for a hint from Luke, in whom he recognized a master spirit.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
The orchard at Mason's would obstruct my view from the hills.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
In 1766 he organized a Masonic Lodge, one of the oldest in the U.S.
"The Greatest Highway in the World" by Anonymous
It was built by John Thomson Mason, (not General John Mason, whose home was on Bridge Street).
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
I heard the mason here tell his tender that he had done a lot of stone-work, but had never been watched so closely as this.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
Mr. Mason was never a very regular church-goer, but years ago I saw much more of him than I have of late.
"The Red Triangle" by Arthur Morrison

In poetry:

But yet he was always thinking
Of hopes that were long since o'er;
And Guido Sebaldi the mason
Sang at his work no more.
"Guido Sebaldi" by Cicely Fox Smith
For the plain shall be broke
By the share of the stranger,
And the stone-mason’s stroke
Tell the woods of their danger;
"The Downfall Of The Gael" by Samuel Ferguson
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
And five and five, like a mason-gang,
That carried the ladders lang and hie;
And five and five, like broken men;
And so they reached the Woodhouselee.
"Kinmont Willie" by Andrew Lang
To every Man his Mystery,
A trade and only one:
The masons make the hives of men,
The domes of grey or dun,
But we have wrought in rose and gold
The houses of the sun.
"For Four Guilds: I. The Glass-Stainers" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

Margie Mason, The Associated Press.
From Mason: This is my dog, Chipper, from a big snow day.
Immediately following the brawl in the 1200 block of East Mason Street, reported police, a silver-colored sedan was spotted fleeing the scene, driving westbound on Mason Street.
Auburn's Tre Mason faces gargantuan task Saturday in push for 1,000 yards.
A jury found Dontaye Craig, 28, Rashad Scott, 20, and Frederick Roberson, 26, guilty in the Memorial Day weekend 2009 shooting that took the life of LaKiesha Mason and left two men wounded.
George Mason Is a Giant-Killer .
Correction to This Article Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that George Mason forced the overtime.
Alleged DeGennaro killers to stand trial By Laurie Mason Schroeder Staff Writer Calkins Media, Inc.
But Mason, as in Kourtney Kardashian's son, jumped 10 spots to become the second most popular name for newborn boys in 2011.
But Mason, as in Kourt­ney Kardashian's son, jumped 10 spots to become the sec­ond most pop­u­lar name for new­born boys in 2011.
Mason now a top male moniker—thanks in part to Kourtney Kardashian.
CBS' Anthony Mason meets Kira Salak, who lives her life to the extreme as a world renowned travel writer as she journeys around the globe in search of wild and crazy adventures.
Join Classical WETA at George Mason's Center for the Arts for a performance titled Lang Lang with the Schleswig- Holstein Festival Orchestra.
Mike Mason, a former Marshall University baseball player, pitches for the Grand Junction (Colo.) Rockies in a July 22 minor league game against the Missoula (Mont.
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.

In science:

Important issues related to the AIA passbands have been highlighted recently such as the presence of unidentified transition region and coronal lines in the 211 ˚A channel (Del Zanna, O’Dwyer, and Mason, 2011).
Off-limb (spicule) DEM distribution from SoHO/SUMER observations
The TRACE response functions were also studied by Del Zanna and Mason (2003) and Cirtain (2005) for active regions and flares, respectively.
Off-limb (spicule) DEM distribution from SoHO/SUMER observations
Our results are in agreement with the conclusions made by Del Zanna, O’Dwyer, and Mason (2011) where they use data from active region loops to investigate spectral line contribution to the EUV AIA channels.
Off-limb (spicule) DEM distribution from SoHO/SUMER observations
Other spaceborne instruments have also provided important datasets in this wavelength region, including the XMM Optical Monitor (Mason et al. 2001) and the Swift UV/Optical Telescope (Roming et al. 2005).
Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies
Mason et al., “Measurement of the Nucleon Strange-Antistrange Asymmetry at Next-to-Leading Order in QCD from NuTeV Dimuon Data,” Phys.
Introduction to QCD