New England method

pick and dip, Eastern method, New England method

A method of laying brick whereby the bricklayer simultaneously picks up a brick with one hand and, with the other hand, enough mortar on a trowel to lay the brick.
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As they relate to North America, the two survey systems are recognized as the "Virginia method" of settlement before cadastral survey and the "New England method" of cadastral survey before the sale of land, the latter expressed in survey both by triangulation and by rectangulation.(7) The central fact that land was the single great resource that could be given to colonists influenced both systems.
The New England method required the delineation of districts for allotment to intending communities of families and the internal subdivision into compact units of land just sufficient to sustain them.

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