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  activate
attic ventilator
back title letter
bankruptcy
barytes
base flashing
base level
batt
bentwood
bid security
birds mouth cut
blister
blued
bond beam
bond for title
box construction
branch circuit
building permit
butt weld
cant brick
cash flow statement
caulk
cement brick
cement tile
chain vise
checking
clear and grub
clinker brick
comaker
comparable sale
compression valve
concentric zone theory
conditions, convenants, and restrictions
connector
coping joint
core
core stock
corrective work
cover plate
crown
curtain wall
dado joint
deep-cut trim plate
depth gauge
dielectric
disrepair
double insulated
downdrain
drill and counterbore bit
dry bulb
Dutch colonial style


  earth
edge molding
electrical insulator
English bond
erect
et ux
exfoliation
expedite
face reinforcement
fastener
fiberboard
finger joint
fire proof
fission
flame-cut
flash
floating edge
floor framing
frame inspection
frit
gang milling
general contractor
ghosting
grace period
gridless pedestal floor
guide coat
haul
head pressure
highway easement
hole
hundred percent location
hydrated lime
hydraulic lime
indenture
inflatable plug
institutional lender
insulation fastener
inter vivos
interior finish
interior wall
Jahn forming system
jumbo loan
knee wall
ladder tray
landscaping
leasehold improvements
light handle switch
lining
long term asset
main tie
maintenance period


  market absorption rate
master planned community
master switch
mechanical pencil
merlon
meter box
mixing valve
Morgen scaffold
move-in condition
municipal sewer
net floor area
nineteen-inch selvage
non-corrosive flux
notice of default
oil paint
oilstone
open roof
operating statements
optical plummet
orangeburg pipe
ordinary interest
outlet box extender
pad foundation
panel wall
parol
peck
penalty clause
perfboard
permanently installed
phased application
pier
pigtail
pintle
plain concrete
plaster mold
plumb level
points
polyvinyl acetate
potentiometer
pour strip
pre-grouted ceramic tile sheets
pre-tax income
priority
probate court
professional liability insurance
projected window
public record
public system
putty
quiet enjoyment
rate of return


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