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salmon brick

A poor quality brick that lacks weather resistance; so named because of its pink color; commonly used to fill spaces between interior structural timbers in a timber-framed house in order to provide increased structural rigidity and improved thermal insulation.
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Miss Watson she kept pecking at me, and it got tiresome and lonesome.
European Council Directive 1999/74/EC stipulates that litter must be provided for pecking and scratching, but the type of litter and the pad in which litter is delivered are not defined.
And it ends with the brilliant lyric: "Woody Woodpecker pecking on a tree/standing in the kitchen going peck, peck, peck, peck, peck, peck, peck, peck, peck .