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Sir," I said when he arrived, "I was just explaining to this young lady that my pestle is ectopic and I seek a mortarless replacement.
Some of the innovative energy-saving features of the five houses include: thermal passive solar designs, hydronic in-floor heating, instant hot water heating system, maintenance-free exterior featuring mortarless brick, doors made of recycled or domestically-grown (non-tropical) woods, and energy efficient appliances.
Ingapirca (meaning "Inca wall") is an impressive mortarless stone ellipse--a rare shape in Incan architecture--surrounded by a complex of smaller buildings.
Drawing on an established tradition of local stonemasonry, the stones are undercut to give a mortarless, fine joint, so that the surface is enlivened by the slight unevenness of the hand dressing and the colour variation of individual stones.