copestone


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  • noun

Synonyms for copestone

a final touch

Related Words

a stone that forms the top of wall or building

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For small erections may be finished by their first architects; grand ones, true ones, ever leave the copestone to posterity.
Another trainee, Simon Copestone, feared for his safety after being drawn into the contest.
During the dry stone wall taster sessions attendees were taught everything from dismantling, laying foundation stones, through stones, building stone and filling, and then laying the copestones - the pieces of rock shaped for the purpose - on the very top.
Nor is it, altogether, the remembrance of her cathedral-toppling earthquakes; nor the stampedoes of her frantic seas; nor the tearlessness of arid skies that never rain; nor the sight of her wide field of leaning spires, wrenched copestones, and crosses all adroop (like canted yards of anchored fleets); and her suburban avenues of house-walls lying over upon each other, as a tossed pack of cards;--it is not these things alone which make tearless Lima, the strangest, saddest city thou can'st see.