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1. A method entailing stepping back successive courses of masonry in an unfinished wall.

2. The movement of structural elements out of level or plumb by forces such as stress, wind, or material shrinkage or expansion.

3. The installation of roof shingles in a straight line across the roof instead of on the diagonal. This method is quick, but is not often used because it can produce shingles incorrectly nailed and color variations.


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