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mason

MA'SON, n. ma'sn.

1. A man whose occupation is to lay bricks and stones, or to construct the walls of buildings, chimneys and the like, which consist of bricks or stones.

2. A member of the fraternity of free masons.



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MA'SON, n. ma'sn.

1. A man whose occupation is to lay bricks and stones, or to construct the walls of buildings, chimneys and the like, which consist of bricks or stones.

2. A member of the fraternity of free masons.

MA'SON, n. [ma'sn; Fr. maçon; Arm. maçzonn; D. metselaar. In Sp. mazoneria is masonry, as if from mazo, a mallet, maza, a club, a mace. It is probably from the root of mix or mash, or moe probably of mass, and denotes one that works in mortar. See Mass.]

  1. A man whose occupation is to lay bricks and stones, or to construct the walls of buildings, chimneys and the like, which consist of bricks or stones.
  2. A member of the fraternity of free-masons.

Ma"son
  1. One whose occupation is to build with stone or brick; also, one who prepares stone for building purposes.
  2. 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 boiler.
  3. A member of the fraternity of Freemasons. See Freemason.

    Mason bee (Zoöl.), any one of numerous species of solitary bees of the genus Osmia. They construct curious nests of hardened mud and sand. -- Mason moth (Zoöl.), any moth whose larva constructs an earthen cocoon under the soil. -- Mason shell (Zoöl.), 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 (Zoöl.), 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 larvæ

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Mason

MA'SON, noun ma'sn.

1. A man whose occupation is to lay bricks and stones, or to construct the walls of buildings, chimneys and the like, which consist of bricks or stones.

2. A member of the fraternity of free masons.

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