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wattle and daub

noun

  1. Also wattle 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.


wattle and daub

noun

    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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Word History and Origins

Origin of wattle and daub1

First recorded in 1800–10
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Example Sentences

Very little of the earlier buildings remained, as they all appear to have been built of wood and wattle-and-daub.

Beyond it there lay amid the trees the wattle-and-daub hut of a laborer, the door open, and the single room exposed to the view.

In the round hut, which was made with branches and wattle-and-daub, stick nests were united to the plaster work of rock martins.

The original little "wattle-and-daub" cottage, with its windows half hidden under creepers, was gone.

The end walls were closed with wooden studs and wattle-and-daub filling.

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