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A distinctive device carved on stone by the mason who dressed it.
- ‘‘Many of the mason's marks, with which they used to ‘sign’ their work, can still be seen around the church, and some of them are also found in the Minster.’
- ‘Some of the stones had been carved as part of architectural features and some carried more than one mason's mark.’
- ‘If he passed this examination of his skill, he would be admitted to that lodge as a master mason and given a mason's mark that would be unique to him.’
- ‘The aqueduct has numerous mason's marks on its stones.’
- ‘The relationship between the various branches and members is established through inscriptions and the use of a twice-broken staff motif as mason's mark and on their seals.’
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