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Definition of the noun perpend

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  1. A brick or stone that has its longest dimension perpendicular to the face of a wall, especially one that extends through the wall's entire thickness
  2. A vertical joint between bricks or blocks in a horizontal course

Definition of the verb perpend

What does perpend mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: perpended | perpending | perpends

  1. [archaic] To ponder, consider.

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Google previewEncyclopedia Of Freemasonry (Extended Annotated Edition) (2013)

by Albert G. Mackey

records, some of them very old, mention similar dimensions; certainly, the " perpend" or "perfect" ashlar almost never was a cube, because there are few places in a wall where a cube will serve. Because inour own symbolism the Perfect Ashlar ...

Google previewLexicon Technicum: Or, An Universal English Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences (1725)

Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art, But the Arts Themselves by John Harris

a Diagonal, and let fall a Perpendicularfrom the other Angles thereto ; then multiply the whole Base by half the Sum (or half the Base by the whole Sum) of the Perpendiculars, the Product is the Area. - Bfrfe 14, its half 7. Sum of the Perpend.

Google previewThe Standard American Encyclopedia of Arts, Sciences, History, Biography, Geography, Statistics, and General Knowledge (1898)

by John Clark Ridpath

PERPEND 499 PERSON P«rpend, Perpender. per'pend, per-pen'd*r, n. [ Fr. parpaing, parpain, from par, through, and pan, the ude of a wall.] A long stone reaching through the thickness of a wall so as to be risible on both sides; a bonder.

Google previewLexicon vniversae rei nvmariae vetervm et praecipve Graecorvm ac Romanorvm cvm observationibvs ... (1805)

et ... cvm explicatione monogrammatvm by Jo. Christophorus Rasche

perpend~'culum flue regulan: plun beam, .1'. пах- 11111.

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Architecture (1876)

Historical, Theoretical & Practical by Joseph Gwilt, Wyatt Angelicus Van Sandau Papworth

Perpend. 1500—20 _- work ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

[bearing, load- bearing, perpend, Trombe, retaining, nonbearing, dead, curtain, exterior, or interior] wall, baseboard, baseshoe, louver, bulkhead, fire wall, firestop, furring, gable.

Google previewA New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (2013)

by Arthur Edward Waite

The Perpend Ashlar represents the Son of Man, being that Stone which the builders rejected, but which became the Head of the Corner. (5) The great objects and sublime principles of Masonry are the characteristics in chief of Christ  ...

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Scrabble value of P3E1R1P3E1N1D2

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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