American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Masonry made with rubble.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Masonwork built of rubble-stone. Rubble walls are either coursed or uncoursed: in the former the stones are roughly dressed and laid in courses, but without regard to equality in the height of the courses; in the latter (called
random rubble) the stones are used as they occur, the interstices between them being filled in with smaller pieces, or with mortar or clay, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Masonry constructed of unsquared stones that are irregular in size and shape.
- rubble + work (Wiktionary)
“One of the major constructions at Alta Vista, the Labyrinth, is a sinuous walkway with pillars and turns, bordered by rubblework walls, and believed to have astronomical significance.”
“Think of it as building a wall with different shapes and sizes of bricks and you have "rubblework.”
“Britt-Arnhild, rubblework is just a fun word for patchwork.”
“PS: I got to see Clarice's rubblework scarf in person last week as well as a table runner she made using the same concept and both were beautiful!”
“Of the 15 rubblework houses initially planned, six are already under construction by the cooperative members.”
“In sharp contrast to that of Old Bonito, Late Bonitian masonry consists of a rubblework core faced on both sides by a veneer of neatly fitted sandstone blocks.”
“It was originally built of brick and rubblework, but since the restoration in the seventeenth century it has lost its primitive character.”
“He reached the open space in front of the house and once more found there the same murmuring palms, the same rubblework benches with seats and backs of flowered tile that he knew so well.”
“Reaching the little square in front of the Hermitage, he rested from the ascent, stretching out full length on the crescent of rubblework that formed a bench near the sanctuary.”
“Hidden in the tall, thick rose-bushes that bounded the _plazoleta_ in front of the Blue House, and under four old dead palms that drooped their branches dry and melancholy under the vigorous tufts of younger trees, were two rubblework benches, white-washed, the backs and armrests of ancient Valencian tiles, the glazed surfaces flecked with arabesques and varicolored fancies inherited from days of Saracen rule -- sturdy, but comfortable seats, with the graceful lines of the sofas of the”
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