long-and-short work

[ lawng-uhn-shawrt, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋ ənˈʃɔrt, ˈlɒŋ- /

noun Masonry.

an arrangement of rectangular quoins or jambstones set alternately vertically and horizontally.

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Origin of long-and-short work

First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for long-and-short work

long-and-short work

noun

architect the alternation in masonry of vertical and horizontal blocks of stone
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