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crinkle-crankle


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John Claudius Loudon (1783—1843) landscape gardener and horticultural writer

 

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Garden-wall, usually aligned east–west so that one side faces south, on a plan of elongated S-shaped curves joined in a continuous ribbon or serpentine form that stiffens the wall, enabling it to be less thick than a straight wall would have to be for stability, and removing the need for any buttresses.

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