stone wall

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stone wall (plural stone walls)

  1. A wall made from stone.
    • 1906, John P. Nicholson; Charles A. Richardson; L[unsford] L[indsay] Lomax, “Report of the Gettysburg National Park Commission”, in Annual Reports of the War Department for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1906, volume IV (Militia Affairs; Military Schools and Colleges; and Military Parks), Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, OCLC 311240432, page 312:
      Stonewalls have been rebuilt along the piked portion of Taneytown road, along the east end of North Confederate avenue, and along Taneytown road south of Pleasonton avenue.
    • 2010, Derek Pomeroy Brereton, “Appendix 4: The Old Stone Walls of New Hampshire”, in Campsteading: Family, Place, and Experience at Squam Lake, New Hampshire, Abington, Oxon.; New York, N.Y.: Routledge, →ISBN, page 225:
      In the present day, New England's stonewalls are the lineaments of her former agrarian vitality. They outline what used to be farm roads, fields, barnyards, pens, cellars, dooryards, empoundments, millraces, bridges, culverts, and graves. [] Stonewalls both preserve and evince the structuring presence of the past. They offer weft to the warp of the land.

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stone wall (third-person singular simple present stone walls, present participle stone walling, simple past and past participle stone walled)

  1. Alternative form of stonewall.