Perpent stone
Perpent stone Per"pent stone` See {Perpender}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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

  • 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

  • perbend — 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

  • 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 stone}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”