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backfillingAn early technique used with XTs and ATs that let DESQview run more programs concurrently. Motherboard chips were disabled and EMS chips were assigned the low memory addresses.
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1. Rough masonry built behind a facing or between two faces.
2. Filling over the extrados of an arch.
3. Brickwork in spaces between structural timbers. Also see nogging
4. Soil or crushed stone used to fill the space between the excavation or sheeting and the exterior of a structure, or around the foundation walls to provide means for water to drain away from a foundation.
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