Definition of "stonework" [stone•work]

  • The technique or process of working in stone. (noun)
  • Work made of stone; stonemasonry. (noun)

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Use "stonework" in a sentence
  • "The stonework is beautiful and the inclusion of water and all the green."
  • "I confess that the chip in the stonework was a sufficient clue to suggest the true solution, and that I blame myself for not having attained it sooner."
  • "The bright, creamy colour of the stonework is a pleasant reminder of the purity of York's atmosphere, for should the smoke of the city ever increase to the extent of even the smaller manufacturing towns, the beauty and glamour of every view would gradually disappear."