bearing stone

bearing stone

A masonry unit in a wall that can support a load other than the units of which the wall is composed.
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e vicar told how thieves had clambered up on the Reredos, a "famous" altarpiece dating from the 1890s bearing stone statues of Northumbrian saints and kings, causing it around PS5,000 damage.
Coastal caves bearing stone tools and seafood remains from more than 164,000 years ago may yet be found, he asserts.
Three chandeliers laugh above two large white women bearing stone thighs, stone breasts, stone burdens on stone shoulders.
Over a distance of about 22 kilometres, researchers have identified 20 sites bearing stone tools and fossil bones.