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long-and-short work

[lawng-uh n-shawrt, long-] /ˈlɔŋ ənˈʃɔrt, ˈlɒŋ-/
noun, Masonry.
1.
an arrangement of rectangular quoins or jambstones set alternately vertically and horizontally.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for long and short work

long-and-short work

noun
1.
(architect) the alternation in masonry of vertical and horizontal blocks of stone
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