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Raking Stretcher Bond
Similar to stretcher or running bond but the overlap of the bricks is less than half a brick. Usually a third or a quarter.
In masonry the vertical joints. From perpendicular. Commonly called Perps

raking stretcher bond

At the right is a sketch that has a quarter overlap of the the joints. So we get the perps vertically above each other every fourth course.

Below is yet another variation of stretcher or running bond, again with the overlap being a quarter, but this time the alternate courses are set back the opposite way to keep every second perpend in line.

raking stretcher bond

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