AskDefine | Define perpend

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Verb

  1. mark; take heed; ponder

Quotations

  • 1602 : Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 2 scene 1 lines 104-15
    [...] Perpend,
    I have a daughter - have while she is mine -

Noun

  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

Extensive Definition

Perpend Stone or Bond Stone is a building term used by Stonemason. Usually walls were built with two layers of stone, an inner and an outer layer, with the space between them sometimes filled with rubble. A Perpend Stone was a longer stone, one which went right through the wall, outside to inside, and served to lock the two layers together.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

be abstracted, brood, chew the cud, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, digest, excogitate, introspect, meditate, mind, muse, play around with, play with, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, study, think over, toy with, weigh
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