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pointing

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɔɪntɪŋ
 
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Definition of pointing in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The action of filling the joints of brickwork or masonry with mortar: the pointing and grouting of masonry and brick
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  • Thus, a drawing by Chiaruttini of 1786 demonstrates that Canova used this form of pointing with a scaled frame and plumb lines for the production of his monument to Clement XIV.
  • Mr Tytherleigh noted in his report that there was some open joint pointing to the standstone copings, and commented that some modest pointing was appropriate.
  • This refurbishment includes replacement, pointing and refurbishment of stonework on the four faces and the north and south transepts.

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