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- n. material used for constructing buildings
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It was as if James had usurped all the good building material from their mother's womb and left William with barely enough to constuct a human being.
The walls were brownstone — the hardest building material other than granite or marble to tunnel or blast through — and the windows were blocked with bars that looked like old iron but that Stephen knew were really case-hardened steel and would be wired with motion or decibel sensors or both.
Three years ago, in an effort to extend the NRO hydrophones into deeper water where they could not be touched by enemy saboteurs, Pickering spearheaded a program that utilized a newly developed NASA building material to secretly design an astonishingly durable submarine capable of carrying humans to the deepest regions of the ocean – including the bottom of the Mariana Trench.