masonry

Part of speech: noun

The art of building with brick or stone.

Part of speech: noun

Freemasonry.

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Usage examples "masonry":

  1. Thank heaven, this latter was pulled down in due time- and an oblong diamond- shaped stone is now the finishing piece of masonry of this wonderful building. - "A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two", Thomas Frognall Dibdin.
  2. Verdun stood upright as by a miracle, a coarse lace of masonry- not one house was whole. - "The Happy Foreigner", Enid Bagnold.
  3. To his surprise, he felt nothing behind the masonry he had removed as far as his long arm could reach. - "The Return of Tarzan", Edgar Rice Burroughs.