stereotomy


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stereotomy

(ˌstɛrɪˈɒtəmɪ; ˌstɪər-)
n
(Art Terms) the art of cutting three-dimensional solids into particular shapes
[C18: from French stéréotomie. See stereo-, -tomy]
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Nichols, Epicurus, Stereotomy, the street stones, the fruiterer.
1976 Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Edgar Allan Poe 1977 I Robot 1978 Pyramid 1979 Eve 1980 The Turn of a Friendly Card 1982 Eye in the Sky 1984 Ammonia Avenue 1985 Vulture Culture 1985 Stereotomy 1987 Gaudi
These scorings are the irregular imprints of drills and cutting tools, acquired during the stereotomy process, by which stone is cut and shaped.