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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mason  \Ma"son\,  v.  t. 
  To  build  stonework  or  brickwork  about  under  in  over  etc.; 
  to  construct  by  masons;  --  with  a  prepositional  suffix;  as 
  to  mason  up  a  well  or  terrace;  to  mason  in  a  kettle  or 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mason  \Ma"son\,  n.  [F.  ma?on,  LL  macio,  machio,  mattio  mactio 
  marcio,  macerio  of  uncertain  origin.] 
  1.  One  whose  occupation  is  to  build  with  stone  or  brick; 
  also  one  who  prepares  stone  for  building  purposes. 
  2.  A  member  of  the  fraternity  of  Freemasons.  See  {Freemason}. 
  {Mason  bee}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of 
  solitary  bees  of  the  genus  {Osmia}.  They  construct  curious 
  nests  of  hardened  mud  and  sand. 
  {Mason  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  moth  whose  larva  constructs  an 
  earthen  cocoon  under  the  soil. 
  {Mason  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  marine  univalve  shell  of  the 
  genus  {Phorus};  --  so  called  because  it  cements  other 
  shells  and  pebbles  upon  its  own  shell;  a  carrier  shell. 
  {Mason  wasp}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  wasp  that  constructs  its  nest, 
  or  brood  cells,  of  hardened  mud.  The  female  fills  the 
  cells  with  insects  or  spiders,  paralyzed  by  a  sting,  and 
  thus  provides  food  for  its  larv[ae] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  craftsman  who  works  with  stone  or  brick  [syn:  {stonecutter}, 
  2:  a  member  of  a  widespread  secret  fraternal  order  pledged  to 
  mutual  assistance  and  brotherly  love  [syn:  {Freemason},  {Mason}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Mason,  IL  (town,  FIPS  47449) 
  Location:  38.95310  N,  88.62540  W 
  Population  (1990):  387  (150  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  62443 
  Mason,  MI  (city,  FIPS  52180) 
  Location:  42.58170  N,  84.44390  W 
  Population  (1990):  6768  (2463  housing  units) 
  Area:  11.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  48854 
  Mason,  NH 
  Zip  code(s):  03048 
  Mason,  OH  (city,  FIPS  48188) 
  Location:  39.36000  N,  84.30704  W 
  Population  (1990):  11452  (4274  housing  units) 
  Area:  31.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  45040 
  Mason,  TN  (town,  FIPS  46420) 
  Location:  35.41323  N,  89.53663  W 
  Population  (1990):  337  (135  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  38049 
  Mason,  TX  (city,  FIPS  46968) 
  Location:  30.74925  N,  99.23209  W 
  Population  (1990):  2041  (1069  housing  units) 
  Area:  7.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  76856 
  Mason,  WI  (village,  FIPS  49900) 
  Location:  46.43550  N,  91.06227  W 
  Population  (1990):  102  (41  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Mason,  WV  (town,  FIPS  52180) 
  Location:  39.01885  N,  82.03245  W 
  Population  (1990):  1053  (506  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  25260 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  an  artificer  in  stone.  The  Tyrians  seem  to  have  been  specially 
  skilled  in  architecture  (1  Kings  5:17,  18;  2  Sam.  5:11).  This 
  art  the  Hebrews  no  doubt  learned  in  Egypt  (Ex.  1:11,  14),  where 
  ruins  of  temples  and  palaces  fill  the  traveller  with  wonder  at 
  the  present  day 

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