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- v. Present participle of heart.
- n. Material used as fill between walls of greater structural integrity, especially in masonry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Encouragement.
- n. The interior portion of a mass of masonry, as the portion between the up-stream and down-stream faces of a masonry dam. Commonly called the backing.
- n. The impervious vertical wall of masonry, concrete, or even clay puddle which is placed inside an earth embankment which forms a dam or a reservoir bank, for the purpose of preventing leakage through the embankment. Commonly called core-wall if of masonry or concrete, and puddle-wall if of clay.
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