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(pronounced kehn-TROL joynt) A control joint is a continuous groove that is sawed, tooled or formed in a masonry or concrete wall or floor. The point of the control joint is to regulate the location and amount of cracking

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(pronounced kuhn-VEHR-sehnt) If you can hold a conversation on a subject, then you (hopefully) know something about the topic of which you are speaking. Therefore, if you are conversant with a subject, then you have experience or knowledge with

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(pronounced kun-VOHK) Some readers may recognize a variation of this word from church: convocation (which means the act of convoking). And what are you officially doing at convocations? Gathering together to meet. However, anyone can convoke – not just

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(pronounced ko-peh-SET-ick) A weird word that means fine, acceptable and satisfactory. Some alternate spellings: copacetic and copesetic. Example: The moment she walked into the presentation, the client and real eastate broker abruptly stopped talking. “Is everything copasetic?” asked Anne both

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(pronounced KOR-deh-vehn) Cordovan leather emerged in the 8th century in Spain when the Moors arrived there and tanned horsehide with a sulphur tannage. The soft, vegetable-tanned leather was first made in Córdoba, a city in Andalusia area of southern

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(pronounced KOR-deh-roy) We often think of this fabric in terms of clothing, but this type of cloth that has parallel, lengthwise cut-pile ribs or ridges — otherwise known as wales — running the length of the fabric is useful

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Instead of drilling in the earth for geological samples of rock and minerals, this kind of core drilling has to do with the interior, manmade landscape. Contractors and those in the A&D biz use the term core drilling

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(pronounced KOR-ner beed) If when you hear the word “bead” you think of colorful little baubles for jewelry, then hit your reset button. In this case, the bead is linear and functional rather than spherical and decorative. Corner beads

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(pronounced KOR-niss) A word of many meanings. Let’s run them down for you: