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Dressings / accents

- all embracing term, used to describe stones worked to a smooth face and used to form features such as string courses or window margins which contrasts with the surrounding facing material. Dressed stonework is any stone which has been cut to a smooth face. Stone dressings in a brick building are sometimes referred to as "accents." Dressing is the cutting, or abrading down of a material to its finished size