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Related to pointing: pointing out
a. the insertion of marks to indicate the chanting of a psalm or the vowels in a Hebrew text
b. the sequence of marks so inserted
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The finishing operation on a mortar joint, without the addition of surface mortar; pressing surface mortar into an existing raked joint. Also, the process of filling a mortar joint after raking out the old mortar and working it to the desired joint profile; carried out for restoration purposes and not part of the original construction.
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What does it mean when you dream about pointing?
Pointing in a dream may mean the dreamer is trying to determine the best direction for reaching some goal. The dreamer may have reached a fork in the road and can no longer proceed along the same old path.
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Finishing a mortar joint.
Pressing mortar into a raked joint.
The material (mortar) used in pointing.
Reducing the diameter and tapering a short length at the end of a rod, wire, or tube. Also known as metal pointing.
The operation of giving the piece a designated elevation and direction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. In masonry, the final treatment of joints by the troweling of mortar or a putty-like filler into the joints; also See flush pointing, recessed pointing, tuck pointing.
2. The material with which the joints are filled.
3. The removal of mortar from between the joints of masonry units and the replacing of it with new mortar; repointing.
4. In stone carving, creating points from a model and establishing their position on the stone that is to be carved.
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