wattle and daub


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wattle and daub building material consisting of interwoven rods and twigs covered with clay
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In literature:

There are about thirty European houses; the rest are native, and of wattle and daub.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
His house was a little square daub-and-wattle building, far out in the karoo, two miles from the homestead.
"The Story of an African Farm" by (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
These trade goods they kept in a storehouse made of wattle and daub.
"Mrs. Warren's Daughter" by Sir Harry Johnston
In among the north-eastern hills, where a farmer's daub-and-wattle cottage stood, were the prisoners of war, chatting and joking with their captors.
"With the Boer Forces" by Howard C. Hillegas
There are about thirty European houses; the rest of the buildings, inhabited by the natives, are of wattle and daub.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
There was a ruinous "wattle and daub" edifice which had been deserted by a Dutch Boer before the arrival of the settlers.
"Six Months at the Cape" by R.M. Ballantyne
The walls were a wattle of vines and slender poles bent around the uprights, and daubed carelessly with a lining of mud.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
There were some clumsily indicated buildings, possibly sheds and stables of daub and wattle, eking out the ramshackle house.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Old Dogolwana and the women could hear the low click, click of the steel on the flint through the "wattle and daub" wall of the hut.
"The White Hecatomb" by William Charles Scully
In the clearings were the huts, wattle and daub, and of leaves, of the settled Indians and half-breeds.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
The Residency then was a low and dark bungalow built of wattle and daub, and thatched.
"My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills" by James Johnstone
It is exactly as Kwaneet remembers it, a low cottage of wattle and daub, neatly thatched.
"From Veldt Camp Fires" by H.A. Bryden
The end walls were closed with wooden studs and wattle-and-daub filling.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7" by Various

In news:

Two of many ancient earth-building techniques—which include wattle-and-daub and adobe—-are rammed earth and pisé de terre, prehistoric construction methods that predate the development of the opposable thumb.
Michot built a home using bousillage, a cousin to wattle and daub.