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wattle and daub

n.
A building material consisting of interwoven rods and laths or twigs plastered with mud or clay, used especially in the construction of simple dwellings or as an infill between members of a timber-framed wall.
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wattle and daub

n
(Building)
a. a form of wall construction consisting of interwoven twigs plastered with a mixture of clay, lime, water, and sometimes dung and chopped straw
b. (as modifier): a wattle-and-daub hut.
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wat′tle and daub′

(or dab′),


n.
a building technique employing wattles plastered with clay and mud.
[1800–10]
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Noun1.wattle and daub - building material consisting of interwoven rods and twigs covered with clay
building material - material used for constructing buildings
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Translations

wattle and daub

n houses of wattle and daubcase di paglia e fango
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References in classic literature ?
The King himself was staying at Castle Malwood, but several of his suite had been compelled to seek such quarters as they might find in the wooden or wattle-and-daub cottages of the village.
Although little visible evidence remains of this early hive of activity, in the 1970s and 80s, archaeologists discovered traces of post-holes for what was called House Six, a thatched Bronze Age roundhouse with walls of wattle-and-daub -- a mixture of twigs, earth and clay.
From the outside, Meet doesn't exactly scream South America to you - the chrome exterior makes it look more like a North American diner, and the sort of wattle-and-daub walls inside clash a bit with the big chrome bar and open kitchen, but you do start to get a bit of a sub-equatorial feel.
Wattle-and-daub can still be seen on the walls of this room which also boasts an old bread oven next to the open coal fire and a collection of jugs hanging from the beams.