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Gallet - (galleting, garnetting or garreting)
- chip or spalls of stone,
pressed into mortar joint.
Garnetting or garreting are two regional variations (Galet is French for a small river washed pebble).
Can be decorative but
purpose is primarilly to reduce amount of mortar required, and hence the possibility of shrinkage,
prior to the wall being rendered. Cherry cocking
is essentially the same process, but the stones are inserted in a more even and regular pattern to achieve a decorative effect