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A pattern of bricks in a wall in which each course consists of alternate headers and stretchers.
- ‘The brickwork is all of one color and laid in Flemish bond.’
- ‘A Flemish bond is created by courses of alternating stretchers and headers, with every header centered over a stretcher above and below.’
- ‘The original five-bay facade is two-and-a-half stories high and faced with glazed header bricks laid in a Flemish bond.’
- ‘The brickwork is laid in Flemish bond with a molded brick water table.’
- ‘The capacious structure is brick, in Flemish bond, with a three-stage wooden tower.’
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