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wattle and daub

noun
1.
Also, wattle and dab. a building technique employing wattles plastered with clay and mud.
2.
a form of wall construction consisting of upright posts or stakes interwoven with twigs or tree branches and plastered with a mixture of clay and straw.
Origin of wattle and daub
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10
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British Dictionary definitions for wattle and daub

wattle and daub

noun
1.
  1. a form of wall construction consisting of interwoven twigs plastered with a mixture of clay, lime, water, and sometimes dung and chopped straw
  2. (as modifier): a wattle-and-daub hut
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