wattle and daub


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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.

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.

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
Translations

wattle and daub

n houses of wattle and daubcase di paglia e fango
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"At the time of its demise it was in a very poor condition with uneven floors and iron truss rods through the upper rooms that held the wattle and daub walls together."
So what is it, I hear you cry?Well it's a bit of fired clay, or daub, from a wattle and daub screen - that is clay pressed into wicker work.
Festival organiser Liz Holmes said the Longhouse building's green turf roof, traditional wattle and daub walls and traditional lum over the fireplace are set to create a truly special and intimate spot for audiences to enjoy the music.
[4] The next step was to fill the frames with wattle and daub. We found a stand of yellow willows in a ditch along a county road.
After that, in groups we learned how to construct a tiled roof and how to wattle and daub. Later on, we discovered how plants such as lavender and cloves were used as medicine.
"It retains a wealth of really beautiful and very unusual features such as undulating oak beams, wattle and daub ceilings, and a lovely little inglenook fireplace in the living room.
"It retains a wealth of really beautiful and very unusual features such as undulating oak beams, wattle and daub ceilings, an a lovely little inglenook fireplace in the living room.
In a packed line-up, Stockton's Victorian Sweet Kitchen provided a demonstration of traditional sweet-making alongside "have-a-go" sessions at building a wall from wattle and daub and laying traditional brick bonds and courses.
The use of hemp in modern construction started in France as a way of replacing traditional wattle and daub in restoration work, because it has the same stiffness, breathability, and flexibility as wattle and daub.
The year three and four students assembled the house by working in teams to make wattle and daub panels.
"It was then taken back to its timber frame skeleton to enable all the major structural repairs to be carried out using traditional techniques and materials such as green oak and wattle and daub plaster.