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1. The art of shaping, arranging, and uniting stone, brick, building blocks, etc., to form walls and other parts of a building.
2. Construction using masonry units of such materials as clay, shale, glass, gypsum, or stone, set in mortar; this term includes concrete masonry units but excludes reinforced concrete.
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