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cornerstone

[′kȯr·nər‚stōn]
(building construction)
An inscribed stone laid at the corner of a building, usually at a ceremony.

Cornerstone

A stone that is situated at a corner of a building uniting two intersecting walls, usually located near the base and often carrying information about the structure.

cornerstone

cornerstone
1. A stone that forms a corner or angle in a structure.
2. A stone prominently situated near the base of a corner in a building,
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The Queen has dedicated the corner stone of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights as she continues her tour of the Commonwealth country.
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Its corner stone was laid by Sheikh Mohammad on March 21, 2006.
Mohammad Halim Fidai, governor of Wardak province addressing the ceremony held for laying down corner stone of the building praised sincere assistance of Turkish Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) for its financial assistance in construction of the two-story building which would have 14 rooms, a meeting hall, one dinning room, and other necessary accessories.
We are very proud to lay the corner stone of the first vehicle manufacturing and assembly plant in Jordan.
They put to test the theories developed in recent years within the framework of generative grammar and evaluate whether they can be seen as an essential corner stone of an integrated theory of focus and the related information-structural notions.
And Manchester United manager Ferguson is backing the man who was once the corner stone of his all conquering Aberdeen side of the 1980s to prove his credentials with one of England's top clubs.
The customer service we have as the corner stone of our business will continue with both companies," said Debbie Mann, GSM president.
Nick Allott, the Hippodrome's managing director, said: 'This theatre has always been a corner stone for tours of major musicals.
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Lindner made his first million selling ice cream and ice lollies, turning the small corner shop into the corner stone of his empire.
14, members of the First Baptist Church's Corner Stone Day Care board sent a letter to parents stating that the church would close the center in the spring and reduce its tuition until its closure.