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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Through-stone (A).
A flat gravestone, a stone coffin or sarcophagus, also a bond stone which extends over the entire thickness of a wall. In architecture, called “Perpent” or “Perpend Stones” or “Throughs.” (French, Pierre parpainge.)   1
        “Od! he is not stirring yet, mair than he were a through-stane.”—Sir W. Scott: The Monastery (Introduction).

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