coping stone

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coping stone

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copingstone

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(Building) another word for copestone1
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Noun1.coping stone - a stone that forms the top of wall or building
stone - building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
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I should not have previously overlooked this point, since it is the copingstone of the liquidity theory of the rate of interest.
Le Monde's account of the realities of co-habitation between President Chirac and Prime Minister Jospin, quite apart from the language they used in speaking about each other and the constant attempts by each to undermine the position of the other, suggests that there is a good deal about the constitution of the Fifth Republic, that copingstone of the Gaullist construct, that needs re-examination.
Once the wall is constructed to the desired height, the copingstone can be glued using a concrete adhesive.