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(pronounced BRAY-ker bahks) See

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(pronounced BREEZ-way) This term sounds so refreshing, light and attractive – a little like “easy, breezy

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(pronounced brihk LAY-aut) This term, which can be used to refer to textiles and other manufactured surface materials, refers to the stereotypical pattern found in masonry all over the world: the running bond. See also:

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(pronounced BREE-oh) A peppy noun with Italian ancestry that denotes the three Vs: vivaciousness, verve, and enthusiastic vigor. Capiche? Example: Danny’s brio usually motivated the others in his studio, but after two all-nighters dedicated to finishing up the over-wrought construction

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(pronounced broh-KAYD) In the beginning… brocade was a formal, rich, weighty silk fabric produced in the Orient and often having gold or silver threads woven into its raised floral or figured patterns. It was used for clothing, upholstery, and

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(pronounced brah-keh-TEHL) Brocade’s close cousin, this elegant, formal fabric is distinguished by the high relief of its designs. Possessing a high yarn count and a firm, sometimes even stiff, texture, brocatelle features a characteristic three-dimensional blistered or puffed appearance.

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(pronounced BROH-kehn PE-deh-mehnt) Just because a pediment is broken, it doesn’t mean that it needs to be fixed. In other words, a broken pediment isn’t the same as a broken column or chair leg – it was actually designed

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(pronounced BRAUN-feelds) Primarily the term brownfield is being used in relation to cities assigning tax credits and/or offering grants to private developers to transform brownfield sites into multi-use developments – i.e., apartments, condos, retail, dining and entertainment venues, conference

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(pronounced bruhsh frihnj) This one’s pretty simple: an ornamental trim made up of thin