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Long-and-short work

[lawng-uh n-shawrt, long-] /ˈlɔŋ ənˈʃɔrt, ˈlɒŋ-/

noun, Masonry.
an arrangement of rectangular quoins or jambstones set alternately vertically and horizontally.
(architect) the alternation in masonry of vertical and horizontal blocks of stone


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