bottom stone

footing stone

A broad flat stone used as the base or bottom course of a wall.
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"Instead of sending a survey crew out to understand how much reserve we have in the bottom stone ledge at a quarry, we'll use the drone," said Manatt.
The very bottom stone is the problem with political financing.
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Set the story pole on the stack of stones and move it up or down until you find a position where both the top and the bottom stones will need to be cut to fit, without leaving a sliver.
Walls may benefit from slightly battering, or angling, the bottom stones of each wythe slightly inward at the base (Figure 33-6).