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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.
The people of these areas had been demanding construction of a bridge for almost five decades and successive governments had either announced to allocate funds or laid foundation stones mostly just ahead of coming elections.
Mandi Bahauddin -- Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, during his visit to Mandi Bahauddin district on Thursday, inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of different development projects amounting to Rs.
Summary: Announcement comes after senior ministers lay foundation stones for a series of projects on the islands
Foundation stones for solar projects aggregating 25 MW were laid in Andaman & Nicobar.
CHITRAL -- Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here Wednesday to lay the foundation stones of different welfare and uplift projects besides inspecting the gigantic Lowari Tunnel project being constructed with a financial assistance of Federal Government.
Riyadh, Muharram 02, 1436, October 26, 2014, SPA -- Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Minister of National Guard will inspect National Guard Forces in the Eastern Sector tomorrow, and inaugurate and lay foundation stones for a number of developmental projects being implemented by the Ministry in National Guard units in the Eastern Sector.
The prince launched and laid foundation stones for 26 municipal projects worth SR500,000 million, Taif Mayor Muhammad Al-Mokhrej, who is also secretary of the higher committee, said in a statement to the SPA.
The state's most influential and powerful couple are laying foundation stones for development works which have been funded by the Union government and are on an inauguration spree as they are unveiling renovated buildings and re- worked lanes.
Ludhiana, Aug 16 ( ANI ): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari laid the foundation stones for the laying of two link roads in district Ludhiana under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna (PMGSY).

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