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GAB A

Abbrev for gamma-amino butyric acid,

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GABBART SCAFFOLD

Scaffolding in which sawn timbers are used instead of round poles. Also gahers scaffold.

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GABBRO

The name of a rock clan, and also of a specific igneous rock type. The rock gabbro is a coarse grained plutonite, consisting essentially of plagioclase, near labra- dorite in composition, and clinopyroxene, with or without olivine in addition. The gabbro clan includes also norite, eucrite, troctolite, kentallenite etc. See plutonic rocks,

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GABERDINE

A firm twill fabric eg with worsted warp and cotton weft, with the warp predominating on the surface; used for dress and suiting cloths and light showerproof overcoatings. All-cotton gaberdine is also used for similar purposes,

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GABION

A wicker or steel mesh basket, containing earth or stones, deposited with others for revetting river walls.

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GABLE

The triangular part of an external wall at the end of a ridged roof,

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GABLE SHOULDER

The projecting masonry or brick

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GABLE SPRINGER

The concrete, brick or tile corbel sup

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GABLE TILES

Purpose-made arris tiles to cover the inter

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GABRIEL SYNTHESIS

A reaction used in organic syn

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