[Ads-l] Snots: sense not in OED

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 1 04:14:13 UTC 2014

While watching "This Old House" I ran across:
John S. Scott _The Dictionary of Civil Engineering 4th edition_ NY:  Chapman and Hall 1993.  P 413

"snots  Leakages of cement
paste through formwork which create unsightly blobs on the face of the




Brick Development Association _The BDA Guide to Successful Brickwork
Third Edition_ Oxford:  Butterworth –
Heinemann, 2005. p 103

"Clean all mortar snots off the rear face of the brickwork and off
the ties and foundation area."



_Period House_ [UK magazine] Jun 2003 p 102

"Snots, for the uninitiated, are those grotty little bits of
mortar that besmirch the front of your brick if you're clumsy with your


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