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kneeler, kneestone, skew
kneeler, 1: K
A building stone which is sloped on top and flat on the bottom, as the stone that supports inclined coping on the slope of a gable. Also see footstone; gable springer
2. The stone that breaks the horizontal-vertical unit-and-joint pattern of a normal masonry wall to begin the curve or angle of an arch or vault.
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Smith also demonstrates that the marble footstone
marking the site of the "sasso" itself was moved several times in the 19th century, finally resting in a position assumed to be near that of the original.
Nichols reported: 'the ground around the quarry is covered with headstones and footstones
from the graves in Kensal Green had also been shipped over and are now in place in Sleepy Hollow.
GRAVEYARD headstones were almost turned into FOOTSTONES due to a bizarre decision to put them at the bottom of graves.