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Foundation stone   /faʊndˈeɪʃən stoʊn/   Listen
Foundation stone

noun
1.
A stone laid at a ceremony to mark the founding of a new building.






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"Foundation stone" Quotes from Famous Books



... The foundation stone of Mr. Redfield's hypothesis is his idea that the animal by working stores up energy. This idea is the exact reverse of the truth. While the facts which Mr. Redfield has gathered deserve much study, his idea of "Dynamic Evolution" need not be ...
— Applied Eugenics • Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

... five-pointed star superimposed on the gray silhouette of a latte stone (a traditional foundation stone used in building) in the center, ...
— The 1996 CIA Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... nothing but her rights. I would have no more, but as God is my judge I would shatter this republic from turret to foundation stone before I would take a ...
— The Man in Gray • Thomas Dixon

... The foundation stone was laid on the nineteenth anniversary of the boy's birth, and in a few years there sprang into existence at Palo Alto, about thirty-three miles southeast of San Francisco, the "Leland Stanford University for Both ...
— Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror • Richard Linthicum

... arts reached their ultimatum in England about the time of the construction of Henry VII.'s chapel at Westminster. The foundation stone was laid in 1502, by Henry himself. Of the interesting monuments and carvings contained in it, the most beautiful is the celebrated bronze figure by Torregiano on the tomb of the king and queen, which was designed during their lives. Torregiano was born in 1470, and ...
— Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages • Julia De Wolf Addison



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