[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
concrete."

 

http://books.google.com/books?id=C7oIHQDDrxsC&pg=PA413&dq=brick+snots

 

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."

http://books.google.com/books?id=q1VhpMQPDlQC&pg=PA103&dq=brick+snots

 

_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
trowel."

http://katephilbin.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Period-House-Example-Three.pdf

  		 	   		  
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