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2012-10-20 04:03:52

Thin brick installations are perfect for retail stores and restaurants who are looking for the most durable and maintenance free option available for interior or exterior renovations. Warren, MI (PRWEB) October 19, 2012 Thin brick is gaining popularity with restaurants and retail stores according to American Brick Company (Ambrico), who recently reported the completion of a thin brick project at a Panda Express restaurant location in Murphy, Texas. Using Ambrico´s EZ-Wall thin brick...

2012-07-18 23:03:38

Pumice has long been recognized as the original, natural pozzolan–used by the Romans in their impressive 2000+ year-old concrete structures. A landmark study just released by the University of Utah details the performance, longevity and strength advantages of pumice as a concrete-fortifying pozzolan–advantages that are critical for today's high-performance infrastructure and industrial needs. The pumice pozzolan used in the study–HessPozz–was sourced from Hess Pumice...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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