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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ashlar  \Ash"lar\,  Ashler  \Ash"ler\,  n.  [OE.  ascheler  achiler 
  OF  aiseler  fr  aiselle  dim.  of  ais  plank,  fr  L.  axis, 
  assis,  plank,  axle.  See  {Axle}.] 
  1.  (Masonry) 
  a  Hewn  or  squared  stone;  also  masonry  made  of  squared 
  or  hewn  stone. 
 
  Rough  ashlar,  a  block  of  freestone  as  brought 
  from  the  quarry.  When  hammer-dressed  it  is  known 
  as  common  ashlar.  --Knight. 
  b  In  the  United  States  especially,  a  thin  facing  of 
  squared  and  dressed  stone  upon  a  wall  of  rubble  or 
  brick.  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ashlar 
  n  :  a  rectangular  block  of  hewn  stone  used  for  building  purposes 




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