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mason's mark

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Definition of mason's mark in English:

noun

A distinctive device carved on stone by the mason who dressed it.
Example sentences
  • If he passed this examination of his skill, he would be admitted to that lodge as a master mason and given a mason's mark that would be unique to him.
  • ‘Many of the mason's marks, with which they used to ‘sign’ their work, can still be seen around the church, and some of them are also found in the Minster.
  • The relationship between the various branches and members is established through inscriptions and the use of a twice-broken staff motif as mason's mark and on their seals.

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