Bricklayers

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Bricklayers or masons are craftsman who lay bricks to construct brickwork. The term also refers to personnel who use blocks to construct blockwork walls and other forms of masonry. In British and Australian English, a bricklayer is colloquially known as a "brickie".

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  • The elder of them, being put to nurse,
    Was by a beggar-woman stolen away;
    And, ignorant of his birth and parentage,
    Became a bricklayer when he came to age.
  • The crowded line of masons with trowels in their right hands, rapidly laying the long sidewall,
    The flexible rise and fall of backs, the continual click of the trowels striking the bricks,
    The bricks, one after another, each laid so workmanlike in its place, and set with a knock of the trowel-handle.
    • Walt Whitman, Song of the Broad-Axe, Part III, Stanza 4; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 495.

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