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Definition of Masonry


  1. The art or occupation of a mason.
  2. The work or performance of a mason; as, good or bad masonry; skillful masonry.
  3. That which is built by a mason; anything constructed of the materials used by masons, such as stone, brick, tiles, or the like. Dry masonry is applied to structures made without mortar.
  4. The craft, institution, or mysteries of Freemasons; freemasonry.

Masonry Quotations

I had never been in charge of anything. I'd always worked for someone. I worked for a furniture warehouse. I did masonry. I always had a boss yelling at me. So I'd never been in charge of an organization.
Dave Grohl

The secret of masonry is to keep a secret.
Joseph Smith, Jr.

Our Masonic friends have it down very fine. I do not know where they got it so well. I have often wondered where they found out so many of the secrets of our High and Accepted Order of Masonry.
Charles Taze Russell

Instead of looking at individual buildings, it makes more metaphorical sense to think of New York as one enormous chunk of masonry that has been cut up and carved away. It says, 'This is the ultimate polis, through which humans move like nematodes.'
Will Self

I usually point out that most loss of life and property has been due to the collapse of antiquated and unsafe structures, mostly of brick and other masonry.
Charles Francis Richter
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Masonry Translations

masonry in Dutch is metselwerk
masonry in French is maconnerie
masonry in German is Mauerwerk
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