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|n.||1.||(Arch.) A stone in a building, left rough and projecting, to be afterward carved into shape.|
|2.||(Arch.) Rustic work, consisting of stones which seem to advance beyond the level of the building, by reason of indentures or channels left in the joinings.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.