ashlar

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ashlar \Ash"lar\, Ashler \Ash"ler\, noun [OE. ascheler, achiler, OF. aiseler, fr. aiselle, dim. of ais plank, fr. L. axis, assis, plank, axle. See {Axle}.]

1. (Masonry) (a) Hewn or squared stone; also, masonry made of squared or hewn stone.

Rough ashlar, a block of freestone as brought from the quarry. When hammer-dressed it is known as common ashlar. --Knight. (b) In the United States especially, a thin facing of squared and dressed stone upon a wall of rubble or brick. --Knight. Ashlaring

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ashlar

noun

1: a rectangular block of hewn stone used for building purposes

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