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Placing of bricks, stone, etc., in a construction, breaking joints in every direction, so that each separate brick, stone, tile, etc., holds in and retains its neighbour in its place, and in return is held in the same manner. This arrangement ensures strength and stability, while the pattern of the bond on the face of the wall makes a major contribution to the appearance and aesthetic quality of the building. In masonry a bond-header, bonder, bond-stone, or through-stone (inband in Scots) extends the width of a stone wall, tying it together. (See brick.)

Brunskill (1990);N. Lloyd (1925)

Subjects: Architecture.

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