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Stane wark, -werk, n. Also: staine-, sten-, stein(e)-, stone- and -work(e. [ME and e.m.E. stoonwerk (Trevisa), ston-werke (Lydgate), stoneworke (1556), late OE stanweorces (pl.); Stan(e n. and Wark n.] That part of a building, etc. built in stone; masonry. Also (once) pl. b. Elements of a building hewn from stone. 1503 Reg. Soltre 157.
To Johnne Merser for the stane werk of the est yhet x li.
1520 (c1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I 196. 1533 Boece 182.
Anthone … causit … rais heich towris of stane werk
1561 Rentale Dunkeld. (SHS) 342.
For sustening of the trene brig sten work
1590 Culross I 131.
Housis [etc.] … sufficient in the stane-wark therof
a1592 Anal. Scot. I 280.
Stein wark
1611 Macgibbon & Ross V 5.
Ane hous … and … the stanework and masoun work of the samyn
1615 Conv. Burghs III 15.
The fabrick of the house is so far promovit that the stane work thairof is almost perfytit
1616 Reg. Privy C. X 517.
To tak doun the haill rooffe … with sa meikle of the stane worke as is requisite
1617 Aberd. B. Rec. II 351.
The portis … to be mendit … baith in the leawes and stainewark thairof
1619 Perth Kirk S. MS 13 Dec.
The stipill is faultie in sum pairt of the stonewark
1625 Glasgow B. Rec. I 351.
The stane work thairof to be maid small brotchit work
1637 Edinb. B. Rec. VII 191.
For repairing of the gritt eist window in … the said churche [and] for hewing and setting up of the staine worke thairof
1638 Aberd. B. Rec. III 127.
Steine wark
1661 Edinb. B. Rec. IX 240.
From the nether end of the said stane work to the new kie and from the new kie to the bridge
1677 Peebles B. Rec. II 94.
The walk myln to be built in staine work
pl. 1679 Craven Ch. in Orkney 80.
To cause sufficiently mend the stone warks of the steeple
1683 Glasgow B. Rec. III 337.
To build ane hooff of stane wark for laying in and keeping of coalls
b. 1620 Edinb. Test. L 287.
Of hewin stane werk sic as soleis … lintallis and newallis

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