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A mould in which a concrete structure of uniform cross section is cast by filling the mould with liquid concrete and then continuously moving and refilling it at a sufficiently slow rate for the emerging part to have partially set.
- ‘This mixture of straw and clay is most commonly packed into slip forms, creating walls that are essentially ‘rammed straw.’’
- ‘To overcome these problems, the Directorate introduced the Slip Form method to build the superstructure of lighthouse towers.’
- ‘Vertical slipform relies on the quick-setting properties of concrete requiring a balance between early strength gain and workability.’
- ‘Once each layer is complete, the slip form is moved up and the next layer is tamped until the wall is complete.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.