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Stone

A piece of rock that is quarried then worked into a specific size or shape to serve a function as a useful building or paving material.

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bed

Building materials; Stone

1. In granites or marbles, a layer or sheet of the rock mass that is horizontal, commonly curved and lenticular, as developed by fractures. Sometimes applied also to the surface of parting between ...

splay

Building materials; Stone

A beveled or slanted surface.

wall tie

Building materials; Stone

A bonder or metal piece which connects wythes of masonry to each other or to other materials.

oolitic limestone

Building materials; Stone

A calcite-cemented calcareous stone formed of shells and shell fragments, practically non-crystalline in character. It is found in massive deposits located almost entirely in Lawrence, Monroe and ...

aedicule

Building materials; Stone

A canopied niche framed by colonettes, resembling a temple and intended as a shrine or votive offering; a doorway or window flanked by a pair of columns and topped by a pediment.

boss

Building materials; Stone

A carved stone positioned at the apex of a ribbed vault.

vug

Building materials; Stone

A cavity in rock; sometimes lined or filled with either amorphous or crystalline material; common in calcereous rocks such as marble or limestone.

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