One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who cuts stone from a quarry or who shapes and carves it for use.
- ‘Newly listed occupations included railroad workers and cotton brokers, as well as skilled craftsmen such as silversmiths, watchmakers, stonecutters, brick masons, and a plumber.’
- ‘Many stonecutters did smithing work in the winter when quarrying was not done.’
- ‘Most of the persons represented are stonemasons from Creuse, though housepainters, stonecutters and carpenters from other parts of the country and from Paris make up a small portion of the numbers.’
- ‘Not only was this to help the stonecutters but also to provide information to the quarry as to how much stone to produce on a daily basis.’
- ‘Despite their short stature, there was a brute solidity about them, their large, thick-fingered hands those of stonecutters and labourers, their tough, weathered skin that of a people toughened by the elements.’
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