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ashlar

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From Middle English, from Old French esselier, from Latin axilla, diminutive of axis (board, plank).

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ashlar (plural ashlars)

  1. (architecture) A large cuboid stone; masonry making use of such stone blocks.
    • 1973, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001), page 108:
      Even as I babbled, Jock's massy frame filled the doorway, his ill-hewn ashlar head weaving from side to side, eyes blinking at the light.
  2. A hurling stone used in warfare.

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