One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A skilled mason, especially one who employs other workers.
- ‘The job requires a master mason to set the first course, grout bond beams, and install and tension the post-tension tendons.’
- ‘The identities of the architects - or more precisely of the master masons - responsible for both buildings are unknown.’
- ‘Before the 20th century, house construction was traditionally the task of a village's master mason who selected, in consultation with the client, one of the common plan types and proceeded without any formal documents.’
- ‘Anyone who arrived at the building site and claimed that they were a master mason would be tested by the Master Mason and by master masons already working on the site.’
- ‘The master masons carved almost every centimetre of the central shrine's surfaces with religious reliefs.’
2A fully qualified Freemason.
- ‘It's also true that he was a Master Mason of the 33rd Degree, the highest you may rise, which is why I believe it was named Club 33 (there are many other theories).’
- ‘At this meeting, eighteen Master Masons signed the petition, praying for a Charter from Grand Lodge.’
- ‘Socrates, James believes, was initiated as a Master Mason.’
- ‘My Father is a 32nd degree Mason, as was his father a Master Mason and a 7th Day Adventist.’
- ‘In those days the office of Master Mason seems to have been held for life.’
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