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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Facework The material of the outside or front side, as of a wall or building; facing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n facework In masonry, that part of a wall, or the like, which forms the exterior, especially of the side exposed to view. It is generally composed of better material and is more carefully laid up. Thus, in a brick wall, the face-work may be of what are called face-brick and laid with thinner joints.
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In literature:

It is built of rubble masonry, with ashlar facework, laid in hydraulic mortar.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 595, May 28, 1887" by Various
We were short of stone, owing to a mistake in the cutting, and so the facework was up a good height.
"Scamping Tricks and Odd Knowledge" by John Newman

In news:

Authorities said that the driver lost control and slammed into the garage door, damaging brick facework.