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  4. ^ RFC 4949
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  19. ^ Interlocking bricks used in Nepal
  20. ^ Bricks that interlock
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  22. ^ Nicholson. "By a Course, in walling, is meant the bricks contained between two planes parallel to the horizon, and terminated by the faces of the wall. The thickness is that of one brick with mortar. The mass formed by bricks laid in concentric order, for arches or vaults, is also denominated a Course."
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