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drystone

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Pronunciation: /ˈdrʌɪstəʊn
 
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Definition of drystone in English:

adjective

[attributive] British
(Of a stone wall) built without using mortar.
Example sentences
  • However, were the same stones to be constructed into a drystone wall (which uses no mortar and no method of fixing the wall to the ground) on a farm, the wall obviously would form part of the land of the farm.
  • It helped re-build drystone walls, it put stepping stones across becks, it restored, and is still restoring, hundreds of acres of woodland, landscaped village greens and helped refurbish village halls.
  • Its construction is just amazing: layers of hand-carved stone, built like a circular drystone wall, with a tapering, turf-covered roof.

Words that rhyme with drystone

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