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(pronounced BOHLT) In the A&D world, this word has several meanings: 1) A roll of cloth with a specified length. 2) A rod or bar used to fasten a door. 3) The portion of a lock that is inserted

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(pronounced bahm-BAY or bo(n)-BAY) I’m sorry, but when I hear this word all I can think of is “Calling Dr. Bombay! Emergency! Come right away!" from the late 60s / early 70s TV show

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(pronounced bahn-vee-VAHNT) This fun, cheerful word is French (“But, of course!” said in an over-the-top accent), and it literally means “good liver.” Not in the organ sense, but in the sense of one who lives well. More distinctively, it

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(pronounced beh-NAN-zuh) If you were born prior to 1973, then the first thing that comes to mind when you hear this word is probably Example: Jennifer’s long-time friendship with her junior high soccer teammate miraculously ended up being a

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(pronounced bahnd) This tiny little word has a surprising large number of meanings, some physical and some intangible. And we’re only going to talk about those related to masonry, a.k.a. brick work. 1) As you might imagine, one meaning has

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(pronounced boon) A tiny, to-the-point word that means a blessing, opportune benefit, or favor. Example: Rachelle’s receiving the grant funding for her research in the area of healthcare design was a significant boon not only to her, but to the