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The vertical joints separating the bricks in either length or cross direction is known as the _________

(a) Perpends

(b) Closer

(c) Bed

(d) Arrises

This question was posed to me by my school teacher while I was bunking the class.

My question is taken from Terms Used in Brick Masonry topic in portion Stone and Brick Masonry of Construction & Building Materials

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Right option is (a) Perpends

To explain I would say: Perpend is for a good Bond, and Perpends in alternate courses should be vertically one above the other. Whereas, the ages formed by the intersection of plane surfaces of bricks are called as the Arrises.

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