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cement in Construction topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcementce‧ment1 /sɪˈment/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  1 TBCa grey powder made from lime and clay that becomes hard when it is mixed with water and allowed to dry, and that is used in buildingconcrete a bag of cement2 DHa thick sticky substance that becomes very hard when it dries and is used for filling holes or sticking things together
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cementa cement wallHis bare feet scraping on the gritty cement pavement made such an unpleasant sound that Fakhru decided not to follow too closely.Two bags of cement were parked behind the fence, and a stepladder there, leading to the top.Every major site needs a constant supply of this slurry of cement, stones, gravel, and water.Studies of cement sequences must pay particular attention to veining phases.Or spitting in the dust and rubbing the resultant cement upon blind eyes.Literary Arabic has always been the cement of Islam.I wanted to grab my head and shake the cement out of it.Some researchers are pursuing studies in soil stabilisation using cement, lime and bitumen.His backup was cement, and he knew exactly what profit margin to expect on it.