foundation stone


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foundation stone

n
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.
"The Chief Minister today laid the foundation stone of a sub-tehsil building to be constructed at a cost of Rs 239.79 lakh on one acre at Hasanpur.
CM Jam Kamal laid foundation stone for the new building of District Headquarter Hospital this Saturday which will be constructed at the cost of 150 million rupees.
LAHORE -- Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar on Wednesday with Governor of Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar visited various divisional headquarters in the province of Punjab on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan and laid foundation stone of seven mega projects in Faisalabad costing Rs21 billion.
Mr Buzdar also laid the foundation stone of project of repair and maintenance of roads of the district to be completed with Rs150 million.
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday laid the foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University in Nankana Sahib, which is the first of its kind in the province.
The CM also laid the foundation stone of various projects comprising road construction and renovation, which will be completed at a cost of 1.3 million rupees.
The CM Buzdar also laid the foundation stone of various projects comprising road construction and renovation, which will be completed at a cost of one point three million rupees.
ABBOTTABAD: Chief Justice Peshawar High Court (PHC) Justice Waqar Hussain Saith on Saturday laid the foundation stone of Judicial Lodges extension projection Nathialgali which would be completed with the cost of Rs62 million during two years.
Summary: The foundation stone has been laid for the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi on April 20.

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