dog's-tooth course

dog-tooth course

dog-tooth course on a brick chimney
A horizontal band of bricks, or course, that is laid diagonally on edge; each brick is set so that one corner projects from the face of the wall, often at an angle of 45 degrees; also called a dog’s-tooth course.
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