a squared building stone cut more or less true on all faces adjacent to those of other stones so as to permit very thin mortar joints.
such stones collectively.
masonry made of them.
Carpentry. a short stud between joists and sloping rafters, especially near the eaves.
to face with ashlars.
a block of hewn stone with straight edges for use in building
Also called ashlar veneer. a thin dressed stone with straight edges, used to face a wall
masonry made of ashlar
late 14c., “square stone for building or paving,” from Old French aiseler, from Latin axillaris, from axilla, diminutive of axis “board, plank,” which is perhaps not the same axis that means “axle.” The stone sense is peculiar to English.
the powdery residue of matter that remains after burning. Also called volcanic ash. Geology. finely pulverized lava thrown out by a volcano in eruption. a light, silvery-gray color. ashes. deathlike grayness; extreme pallor suggestive of death. ruins, especially the residue of something destroyed; remains; vestiges: the ashes of their love; the ashes of the past. […]
a male or female given name. Contemporary Examples Both the show and its lead, Ashley Judd, scored nominations in the incredibly shrinking miniseries and movie category. 2012 Emmy Nomination Snubs & Surprises: ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘The Good Wife’ Jace Lacob July 18, 2012 However naive Ashley may have been when she got involved with escorting—and […]
Ashley Horace, 1871–1933, U.S. literary historian and teacher. Edward Lee, 1874–1949, U.S. psychologist and lexicographer. (Everett) Lynn, 1882–1965, U.S. historian and scholar (brother of Ashley Horace Thorndike). Dame Sybil, 1882–1976, English actress. Historical Examples Thorndike calls this comedy “perhaps the best representation of the collaboration” of these dramatists in that kind. Francis Beaumont: Dramatist Charles […]
Ashley (Montague Francis Ashley Montagu) 1905–1999, U.S. anthropologist and writer, born in England. Charles, 1st Earl of Halifax, 1661–1715, British statesman: prime minister 1714–15. Lady Mary Wortley [wurt-lee] /ˈwɜrt li/ (Show IPA), (Mary Pierrepont) 1689–1762, English author. Contemporary Examples Before departing, the ITTF delegates met one more time, and President Montagu was “reelected without any […]