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L.A. Speak / Bricklayers

July 14, 1996|Horace Martin

boot n. an inexperienced bricklayer.

butter the block v. put mortar on the brick.

dawdle n. an easy job.

laying a bed v. putting down the initial layer of mud.

living up to spec v. meeting all city and state building requirements.

mud n. mortar.

nosebleed n. job that requires a lot of bending.

pig n. a level wall with an unequal number of bricks at each end.

running the line v. building a wall.

trowel n. a bricklayer.

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