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A stone or brick running through a wall to bind or strengthen it.
- ‘Those blocks with a slight flow due to chipping or cracking are cut to obtain bondstones, curbs or paving stones.’
- ‘The Arms of the Provinces and Sees of England are carved on bondstones which bind the flint facing to the wall-core behind.’
- ‘A bondstone is a stone used to anchor or bond a stone veneer to its backing material.’
- ‘On the left the original menhir and on the right is the small 19th century bondstone.’
- ‘This perpenstone, or bondstone, is the same as the Parping Ashlar of Glocestershire - a stone which passes through a wall and shows a fair face on either side.’
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