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1 To cut material, especially stone, to the general form, leaving it for later carving into, say, a capital. Such a form, awaiting fine dressing, is called boasted or bossage.

2 To dress stone with a boaster or drove (a broad chisel): boasted or droved dressings have regular marks like ribands or small chequers; irregular rough dressings are random-tooled or random-droved.

Subjects: Architecture.


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