from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Work ornamented or covered with studs.
- n. The supportive framework of a wall or partition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Brickwork interspaced with studs; construction with alternating bricks and studs.
- n. That which is made or held by means of studs, especially in armor; brigandine-work, jazerant-work, or other process for producing garments of fence by means of ordinary textile fabrics or leather set with studs. See cut under brigandine.
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The front door opened onto a large hallway which ran all the way through the rest of the house to the back door; its lime-bleached walls enhanced the reddish patina of the ground-floor windows, as well as the studwork and the polished wood of the doorways.
"The layout has been altered to the least degree possible and would retain all of the external doors and windows untouched, but two doors would be infilled behind with studwork and plasterboard to avoid bricking up and disturbance to the fabric," he says.