foundation stone


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foundation stone

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a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the foundation of a new building
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Noun1.foundation stone - a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the founding of a new building
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
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"
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foundation stone

n to lay the foundation stoneposare la prima pietra
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Undoubtedly, since so much could be enclosed in so little a thing as the foundation stone of a public building, this enormous sphere should contain vast histories, profounds of research achieved beyond man's wildest guesses, laws and formulae that, easily mastered, would make man's life on earth, individual and collective, spring up from its present mire to inconceivable heights of purity and power.
Flack had laid the foundation stone, and the apparition of red and cream brick began to rise did he take alarm.
Build a house round her," they cried, and at once everybody perceived that this was the thing to do; in a moment a hundred fairy sawyers were among the branches, architects were running round Maimie, measuring her; a bricklayer's yard sprang up at her feet, seventy-five masons rushed up with the foundation stone and the Queen laid it, overseers were appointed to keep the boys off, scaffoldings were run up, the whole place rang with hammers and chisels and turning lathes, and by this time the roof was on and the glaziers were putting in the windows.
Summary: Abu Dhabi [UAE], Feb 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the first Hindu temple to be built in United Arab Emirates' capital Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
However MNA Nasir Iqbal Bosal said the chief minister had laid the foundation stone of the project during his public meeting at Malakwal last week and work would start soon at the site.
He announced construction of Dinga-Mandi Bahauddin Road along-with elevating the status of Rasool Technical College to the university, adding that he will revisit this area soon to lay the foundation stone of the university.
ISLAMABAD -- The foundation stone laying ceremony of first ever Cancer Hospital project was held in Gilgit on Friday.
KARACHI -- The Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) on Monday formally got the foundation stone laid by Governor Muhammad Zubair on its new campus in the Education City, Malir.
It was a big honour for me to lay the foundation stone of this great institution', he remarked.
The ministers also laid the foundation stone of major bridges over Humphrey Strait Creek and Middle Strait Creek at Baratang, the statement added.
The Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari, along with Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, will lay the foundation stone for four National Highways projects worth Rs 1121 crore and several shipping projects worth Rs 200 crore in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in events at Port Blair, Diglipur and Baratang today and tomorrow.
by PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will lay the foundation stone for the proposed Ahmedabad-Mumbai High Speed Rail Network, commonly known as the bullet train, on September 14 in the Gujarat city, railway officials said on Saturday.

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