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Ashlar is the finest stone masonry unit, generally rectangular cuboidmentioned by Vitruvius as opus isodomumor less frequently trapezoidal. Precisely cut "on all faces adjacent to those of other stones", ashlar is capable of very thin joints between blocks, and the visible face of the stone may be quarry-faced or feature a variety of treatments: tooled, smoothly polished or rendered with another material for decorative effect.
One such decorative treatment consists of small grooves achieved by the application of a metal comb. Ashlar is in contrast to rubble masonrywhich employs irregularly shaped stones, sometimes minimally worked or selected for similar size, or both. Ashlar is related but distinct from other stone masonry that is finely dressed but not quadrilateral, such as curvilinear and polygonal masonry. Ashlar may be coursedwhich involves lengthy horizontals Angel Alanis - Rejoice of stone blocks laid in parallel, and therefore with continuous horizontal joints.
Ashlar may also be random, which involves stone blocks laid with deliberately discontinuous courses and therefore Prophet Vs. Follower - Ashlar - Ashlar joints both vertically and horizontally. In either case, it generally uses a joining material such as mortar to bind the blocks together, although dry ashlar construction, metal ties, and other methods of assembly have been used. The dry ashlar of Inca architecture in Cusco and Machu Picchu is particularly fine and famous.
The word is attested in Middle English and derives from the Old French aisselierfrom the Latin axillaa diminutive of axismeaning "plank". Ashlar blocks have been used in the construction of many buildings as an alternative to brick or other materials. In classical architectureashlar wall surfaces were often contrasted with rustication. The term is frequently used to describe the dressed Diggy Diggy Lo - Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen - Live From Deep In The Heart Of Texas work of prehistoric Greece and Crete Prophet Vs.
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In some Masonic groupings, which such societies term jurisdictionsashlars are used as a symbolic metaphor for how one's personal development relates to the tenets of their lodge. As described in the explanation of the First Degree Tracing Boardin Emulation and other Masonic rituals the rough ashlar is a stone Here Come The Good Times Again - Ronnie Taheny - Valentines Prey taken directly from the quarry, and allegorically represents the Freemason prior to his initiation; a smooth ashlar or "perfect ashlar" is a stone that has been smoothed and dressed by the experienced stonemasonand allegorically represents the Freemason who, through education and diligence, has learned the lessons of Freemasonry and who lives an upstanding life.
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Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research. University of Zaljubljena - Ansambel Slovenski odmev - Na Lisco. Archived from the original on Retrieved Technology and Change in History. Leiden, The Netherlands: E. Oxford Dictionaries. Cambridge University Press. THis also attests the alternative spellings Ashler and Ashelere. Aegean Art and Architecture. Oxford History of Art. Masonic Lodge of Education.
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