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(rhymes with “day”)

This word is a multi-tasker. It has all sorts of useful meanings…

1. noun: A dispute, fight, struggle, or disorderly incident.
Example: When things got

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(pronounced FREHT)

Don’t fret! OK, we’re not speaking of worrying, but of lovely decorative work. This ornamentation is often in relief and consists of repeating small straight bars intersecting one another in right or oblique angles. Many

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(pronounced FREHT-werk)

Fretwork is a decorative “network” (an easy way to remember it) of work designed with frets, which are mostly carved in low relief on a solid background of wood, metal, or stone. It is also

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(pronounced freez or free-ZAY)

This tricky word can mean two completely different design-related things, depending on how it’s pronounced. We’ll explain…

In its architectural sense, it’s pronounced “freez” (rhymes with “bees”)

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(pronounced free-SOH)

You know how your hair almost feels like it is standing on end when you suddenly get excited about something" Use that amusing image of your frizzed out roots to remember this word, which means

FRP
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(pronounced like the initials: eff-ar-pee)

This abbreviation stands for “fiberglass reinforced panels”, which are commonly used on walls and ceilings in public and company restrooms, kitchens and serving areas, and any other wet areas

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(pronounced like the initials: eff-ehs-see + SER-teh-fId)

FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council, whose mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests. To do this, the

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(pronounced FER aut)

This peculiar little term refers to the wall that is built out from an existing wall. Why would one do this, you ask" Well, it’s particularly helpful when you need to 1)

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(pronounced FER-ing strihps)

“Furring out” means setting off a new wall in front of one that is already built. If you have little space available, do not need to create a very deep dead air space

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(pronounced FYUZ bahks)

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