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stonework in Buildings topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstoneworkstone‧work /ˈstəʊnwɜːk $ ˈstoʊnwɜːrk/ noun [uncountable]  AATBBthe parts of a building that are made of stone
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stoneworkThe developers were also persuaded not to clean the finely-tooled ashlar stonework.Graham and Slater walked down the narrow alley formed by the seedy, decaying stonework and the painted wood.Located a five minute walk from Harvard Square, the gray stonework facade retains much of its former grandeur.The lumps of stonework that had remained standing now crumbled.The old stonework was crumbling and eroded and badly in need of repair.Ahead of him was the hospital wing, the familiar grey of the stonework matching the colour of the sky.The stonework around the bay windows was crumbling and the upper front bay had developed a distinct list.