Background

The term brick refers to small units of building material, often made from
fired clay and secured with mortar, a bonding agent comprising of cement,
sand, and water. Long a popular material, brick retains heat, with-stands
corrosion, and resists fire. Because each unit is small—usually
four inches wide and twice as long, brick is an ideal material for
structures in confined spaces, as well as for curved designs. Moreover,
with minimal upkeep, brick buildings generally last a long time.

For the above-cited practical reasons and because it is also an
aesthetically pleasing medium, brick has been used as a building material
for at least 5,000 years. The first brick was probably made in the Middle
East, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now Iraq. Lacking
the stone their contemporaries in other regions used for permanent
structures, early builders here relied on the abundant natural materials
to

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Background

T-shirts are durable, versatile garments with mass appeal that may be worn
as outerwear or underwear. Since their creation in 1920, T-shirts have
evolved into a two-billion dollar market. T-shirts are available in a
variety of colors, patterns, and styles, such as the standard crew neck
and V-neck, as well as tank tops and scoop necks. T-shirt sleeves may be
short or long, capped, yoked, or raglan. Additional features include
pockets and decorative trim. T-shirts are also popular garments on which
to display one’s interests, tastes, and affiliations using
customized screen prints or heat transfers. Printed shirts may feature
political slogans, humor, art, sports, as well as famous people and
places. T-shirts are also inexpensive promotional vehicles for products
and special events.

T-shirts fit just about anyone in any size, from infants to seniors. Adult
sizes are generally small, medium, large, and extra-large, while sizes for
toddlers are detennined

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