Perpend stone
Perpend stone Per"pend stone` See {Perpender}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Perpend Stone — or Bond Stone is a building term used by Stonemason. Usually walls were built with two layers of stone, an inner and an outer layer, with the space between them sometimes filled with rubble. A Perpend Stone was a longer stone, one which went… …   Wikipedia

  • perpend stone — Perpender Per*pend er, n. [F. parpaing, pierre parpaigne; of uncertain origin.] (Masonry) A large stone reaching through a wall so as to appear on both sides of it, and acting as a binder; called also {perbend}, {perpend stone}, and {perpent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perpend stone — /ˈpɜpɛnd stoʊn/ (say perpend stohn) noun → perpend1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • perpend — I. /ˈpɜpɛnd/ (say perpend) noun 1. Building Trades a vertical joint in brickwork or masonry. 2. Masonry a large stone passing through the entire thickness of a wall so as to show on both sides, and forming a border. Also, perpend stone, perpent.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • perpend — perpend1 [pʉr′pəntpʉr′pənd] n. [ME perpoynt < MFr parpain < VL * perpannium] a large stone extending through a wall from one side to the other, used as a binder: also perpent [pʉr′pənt] perpend2 [pər pend′] vt., vi. [L perpendere: see… …   English World dictionary

  • perpend — perpend1 /perr peuhnd/, n. a large stone passing through the entire thickness of a wall. Also, parpen, perpent. Also called through stone. [1225 75; var. of PARPEN, PARPEND, ME perpein, parpein (late ME perpend in compound) a stone dressed on… …   Universalium

  • perpend — 1. verb /pəˈpɛnd/ To ponder, consider. [...] Perpend, / I have a daughter have while she is mine [...]. 2. noun /pəˈpɛnd/ a) A brick or stone that has its longest dimension perpendicu …   Wiktionary

  • perpend — I per•pend [[t]ˈpɜr pənd[/t]] n. bui a large stone passing through the entire thickness of a wall • Etymology: 1225–75; var. of parpen(d), ME perpein, parpein a stone dressed on more than one side < OF perpein, parpain II per•pend… …   From formal English to slang

  • perpent stone — Perpender Per*pend er, n. [F. parpaing, pierre parpaigne; of uncertain origin.] (Masonry) A large stone reaching through a wall so as to appear on both sides of it, and acting as a binder; called also {perbend}, {perpend stone}, and {perpent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • through stone — I. noun Etymology: Middle English throgh stone, from throgh through + stone more at through (through stone) chiefly Scotland : a flat tombstone II. noun Etymology: through ( …   Useful english dictionary

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