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Edge bedding

- occurs where the layers of the stone are vertical and run at 90 degrees to the plane of the wall. Projections such as cornices and pediments should be edge bedded.
Increasingly, the French term en delit is used to describe this technique, which neatly avoids the confusion which can arise when the natural layers of the stone are described as beds, and the stones themselves are usually laid in the horizontal mortar joints, universally referred to as beds.