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Indent

- in masonry, the insertion of a new stone to replace a decayed or damaged one. An indent should always use stone sourced from the original quarry, or should achieve as close a match as possible. A pre cast unit is not an indent, and should never be considered for one off situations where, to achieve a good match, it will not be cost effective.
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The term can also refer to a shape taken from a stone to receive a brass ornament.