from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Encouragement.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of heart.
  • noun Material used as fill between walls of greater structural integrity, especially in masonry.


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  • And for people who love to snoop, you can even check out how many hearts your competitors have and whether the person "hearting" the item has an Etsy shop or not.

    Who Loves Ya Baby

  • - each course consist of two walls carefully filled with hearting which is smaller stones used the fill gaps and pin the outer stones in place.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • "hearting" things is exactly as meaningful as the fact that you have 878 MySpace "friends."

    Portland Mercury

  • It always fascinating and even hearting to read about authors being surprised by their own stories, thanks for sharing.

    Ostara '10

  • It is hearting therefore to see that this is not the case everywhere.

    Te Deum in Vienna

  • I * thought* I had another one about hearting femme fatales, but that panel might have been moved/removed or I missed it in my recent search and I'll be there too.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • The crew hearts making fun of Jayne for hearting comic books.

    Serenity Tales

  • The crew hearts making fun of Jayne for hearting comic books.

    Serenity Tales

  • From the initial inspection of the building and from the subsequent review by a structural engineer, it became apparent that the Elkins Court building was well suited to support a solar water hearting system:

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  • Music Maestros of India and Iran today presented unique confluence of musical traditions oftwo ancient Civilizations of globe, and enthralls the audience with their soul hearting performance held here at Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre on the banks of world famous Dal Lake, this evening.

    Kashmir remained a centre of Sufiism & the tradition is still alive: Karan Singh


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