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bochka

In early Russian architecture, a wooden roof whose peak has the shape of a horizontal cylinder with the upper side surface extending into

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board-and-batten construction

Wall construction for a timber-framed house in which the exterior covering consists of closely spaced boards set vertically, with narrow wood strips covering

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blunt arch

An arch rising to a slight point, struck from two centers within the arch.

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blow-off

On a boiler, an outlet to permit the  discharge of accumulated deposits from water.

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block plane

A small plane, held in one hand; the angle of the cutting blade is low (usually about 20°); esp. used to clean

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blocking course

1. A plain finishing course of masonry directly above a cornice. 2.A string course.

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blockhouse

1. A fortified structure used to furnish protection against enemy attack in frontier areas, usually at a location of strategic importance; often square

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