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(pronounced r VAL-yoo)

Otherwise known as Resistance-value, this term is a measure of thermal resistance – i.e., resistance to heat transfer or flow – used in the construction industry. The bigger the R-value number, then the more

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(pronounced RAYS-way)

Rather than speeding cars, raceways in the A&D world carry speeding data and electricity from one connection point to another via cables and wires. Raceways can be closed or open, plastic or

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(pronounced RAY-dee-oh weev)

A radio weave is when cane webbing is woven into a square pattern instead of the more common octagonal pattern.

See also: cane / cane webbing

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(pronounced RAH-fee-uh)

Raffia comes from the fiber of the raffia palm, a large pinnate-leaved of Madagascar and tropical Africa. The tree’s large leaves are torn apart into long parallel pieces and dried to produce

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(pronounced RAYL-rohd)

Such a simple word, but so many meanings! In our case, however, railroading has to do with how fabric is applied to a piece of upholstery or used to create window treatments and the like.

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(pronounced RAY-zawn-DET-treh OR RAY-zone-DET-treh)

A French term literally translated as “reason for being.” It is used to mean the purpose justifying one’s (or a thing’s) existence.

Example: Having been captivated and obsessed with antiquities

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(pronounced RAY-mee)

The term ramie is the name of a perennial plant found in Asia, but it also refers to both the fiber made from the plant that can be spun or woven into

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(pronounced ramd ERTH)

An ancient building practice, rammed earth is a method for building walls using the raw materials of earth, lime, chalk, and gravel. As people desire more sustainable building materials and natural

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(pronounced reh-TAN)

See cane / cane webbing.

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(pronounced REE-bar)

It’s not very exciting, but it’s all too necessary. This odd little word came from shortening and combing the words “reinforcing bar.” What are these heavily ridged steel rods reinforcing exactly" Concrete for