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."
Here your countenance brightened up, and, perceiving your lips move, I could not doubt that you murmured the word 'stereotomy,' a term very affectedly applied to this species of pavement.