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earthfast

(ˈɜːθˌfɑːst)
adj
(Architecture) relating to a method of building or to buildings that have no foundations but are supported by posts knocked into the ground
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bldfoest 'firm, forced to stand out', cope l 'unsteady, rocking?', eorbfoest 'earthfast, firm in the earth' Inclination (19)
It also gives earthfast, with a quotation dated 1869.
At the time his King Arthur trilogy consisting of the 'Candlefast', 'Cradlefast' and 'Earthfast' novels were well known children's books.
In a sense, the excavated dwellings, known to archaeologists from the holes vacated by their posts or earthfast beams, follow broadly vernacular forms and reveal only limited variation.
Also typical of the Chesapeake was the prevalence of primitive earthfast construction.
His first screen role was in a BBC kids' series called Earthfast.