Raking course
Rake Rake, v. i. To incline from a perpendicular direction; as, a mast rakes aft. [1913 Webster]

{Raking course} (Bricklaying), a course of bricks laid diagonally between the face courses in a thick wall, to strengthen it. [1913 Webster]


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  • raking course — noun : a course of bricks laid diagonally between the face courses in a thick wall to strengthen it * * * a concealed course of bricks laid diagonally to the wall surface in a raking bond. [1875 80] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Rake — Rake, v. i. To incline from a perpendicular direction; as, a mast rakes aft. [1913 Webster] {Raking course} (Bricklaying), a course of bricks laid diagonally between the face courses in a thick wall, to strengthen it. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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