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mason

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Whenever I hear people talking about liberal ideas, I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal; it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Etymology

From Old French masson (French maçon), from Late Latin macio, machio, mattio, mactio, marcio, macerio; of uncertain origin

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
mason

Plural
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  1. One whose occupation is to build with stone or brick; also, one who prepares stone for building purposes.
  2. A member of the fraternity of Freemasons. See Freemason.

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  • Mason bee (Zoölogy): any one of numerous species of solitary bees of the genus Osmia. They construct curious nests of hardened mud and sand
  • Mason moth (Zoölogy): any moth whose larva constructs an earthen cocoon under the soil
  • Mason shell (Zoölogy): a marine univalve shell of the genus Phorus; -- so called because it cements other shells and pebbles upon its own shell; a carrier shell
  • Mason wasp (Zoölogy): any wasp that constructs its nest, or brood cells, of hardened mud. The female fills the cells with insects or spiders, paralyzed by a sting, and thus provides food for its larvæ

Verb

Infinitive
to mason

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to mason (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To build stonework or brickwork about, under, in, over, etc.; to construct by masons; -- with a prepositional suffix; as, to mason up a well or terrace; to mason in a kettle or boiler.

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