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Construction for Landscape Architecture by Jamie Liversedge, Robert Holden

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Glossary

English language construction vocabulary varies considerably from country to country and even within national regions. Some terminology has Latin roots and comes from the building clerk’s table (for example, “vermiculated stone”). Some words come from Old English, such as “weir,” and some are foreign borrowings, such as “pisé” (from French), “adobe” (from Spanish), and “stucco” (from Italian). New coinages in the twentieth century are often based on scientific nomenclature. This is especially true in the plastics industry, where many materials begin with the “poly-” prefix. Useful guides include the Penguin Dictionary of Building (fourth edition, 2004), and the Penguin New Dictionary of Civil Engineering (2005). The ASTM (American Society ...

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