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cement
Cement is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar.
glass
Glass is a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure.
marble
Marble is a hard crystalline metamorphic rock used for sculpture and as building material.
plaster
Plaster is a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water that hardens into a smooth solid, and is used to cover walls and ceilings.
slate
Slate is a a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers.
brick
A brick is rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln and used as a building or paving material.
sand
Sand is a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral.
mortar
A mortar is mixture of lime with cement, sand, and water, used in building to bond bricks or stones.
wood
Wood is the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees.
bamboo
Bamboo is the hard woody stems of bamboo plants that are used in construction and crafts and fishing poles.
stone
Stone is a building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose.
straw
Straw is a material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds.
mud
Mud is soil that has been soaked with water.

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