Definition of Perpent

1. a large building stone [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perpent

perpendicles
perpendicular
perpendicular fasciculus
perpendicular plate
perpendicular plate of ethmoid bone
perpendicular plate of palatine bone
perpendicular recording
perpendicular style
perpendicularity
perpendicularly
perpendiculars
perpending
perpends
perpension
perpensions
perpent (current term)
perpent stone
perpent stones
perpents
perper
perpers
perpession
perpessions
perpetrable
perpetrate
perpetrated
perpetrates
perpetrating
perpetration
perpetrations

Literary usage of Perpent

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1. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"(Pr. of perpent). Mason-work, or a wall, one stone thick; usually from nine inches to a foot. The inner or partition-walls of slone houses are usually built ..."

2. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1846)
"At.Pevensey there are courses of tile laid flat, at fixed intervals; at Earl's Barton there are perpent stones placed upright, also at fixed intervals. ..."

3. Treatise on Architecture, Including the Arts of Construction, Building by William Hosking, Arthur Ashpitel, Thomas Tredgold, Thomas Young, John Robinson (1867)
"perpent STONE ... The English meaning seems clear, (rom the old dictionary of Cotgrave, who describes perpent or ..."

4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"perpent-STONE. A large stone reaching through a wall so as to appear on both sides of it. Oif. Gl. Arch. p. 280. In the North of England, a thin wall, ..."

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