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Glossary of Terms

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This knowledge base glossary provides a collection of knowledge base documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the knowledge base glossary below.

A hydrous aluminum silicate mineral
A slot into the edge of stone with saw blade for insertion of anchors
In deepening a quarry, or starting to quarry downward from a horizontal surface, the first block removed from a new ledge, providing space and access for further block removal by undercutting, under drilling, or lateral shifting
The last wedge-shaped stone placed in the crown of an arch regarded as binding the whole
A furnace, oven, or heated enclosure used for burning or firing brick or clay material
Brick from one kiln that have not yet been sorted or graded for size or color variation
A brick cut diagonally to have one two-inch end and one full width end
Gabled cope stone which by its shape is also part of the wall, and may support other cope stones