wattle and daub
noun Date: circa 1808 a framework of woven rods and twigs covered and plastered with clay and used in building construction • wattle-and-daub adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wattle and daub — ► NOUN ▪ a material formerly used in building walls, consisting of wattle covered with mud or clay …   English terms dictionary

  • Wattle and daub — This article is about the building material. For two pigs with this name, see Blart: The Boy Who Didn t Want to Save the World. Wattle and daub (or wattle and daub) is a building material used for making walls, in which a woven lattice of wooden… …   Wikipedia

  • wattle and daub — 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… …   Universalium

  • wattle-and-daub — adjective see wattle and daub …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wattle and daub — wat′tle and daub′ (or dab′) n. bui a building technique employing wattles plastered with clay and mud • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Wattle and Daub — 1) A combination of laths and clay used to infill panels in a timber framed building. (Kenyon, John R. Medieval Fortifications, 212) 2) Hurdlework of vertical stakes, interwoven with mixture of clay strengthened with straw, cow hair, etc., and… …   Medieval glossary

  • wattle and daub — building material that consists of wattle covered with mud or clay (sometimes contains lime, dung, straw) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wattle and daub — noun a material formerly used in building walls, consisting of wattle covered with mud or clay …   English new terms dictionary

  • wattle and daub — a substance used in the past for building walls, consisting of wattle covered with clay …   English dictionary

  • wattle and daub — noun A structure of interwoven branches and twigs plastered with mud, clay or dung, used in the construction of dwellings, especially as infill in a half timbered wall …   Wiktionary

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