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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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The new headquarters of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea were opened on July 3, 2000 in Hamburg, Germany, in the presence of United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, who described the joint body as a corner stone of international law.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- France Ambassador to Pakistan, Martine Dorance, along with Ambassador of European Union, Jean-Fran'ois Cautain visited the construction site of the national Hydropower Training Institute (HPTI) in Mangla and participated to the corner stone ceremony hosted by WAPDA's member Water, Nasir Hanif.
ANKARA, May 7 (KUNA) -- During his visit to Kuwait, which will start next Tuesday, the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will participate in ceremonies and put the corner stone to Kuwait's new airport project, Turkish Presidential media center said Sunday.
The head of the Maronite Church also placed the corner stone for a nursing home for the elderly and crafts shop sponsored by the League of Qannoubine.
The event for placing the corner stone was attended by government officials from BDI as well, but BDI should institutionally oppose this matter and seriously pledge for this matter, and not only form commissions because it was proven in the past that such measures doesn't give results", stressed Hisni Sakiri.
He added that they affirm the strategic alliance with Kurdish forces and the Iraqi slate because all of Iraq's patriotic forces are a corner stone in forming the government and Parliament.
Saudi Arabia and Egypt represent the corner stone for peace and stability in the Arab and Islamic world, it added.
The Iranian delegation arrived last Tuesday, aiming to develop bilateral relations in the fields of youth and sports, as well as laying down the corner stone of a stadium to be built by an Iranian company.