[lawng-uh n-shawrt, long-]
- an arrangement of rectangular quoins or jambstones set alternately vertically and horizontally.
Origin of long-and-short work
First recorded in 1860–65
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- architect the alternation in masonry of vertical and horizontal blocks of stone