- n. alternative spelling of wattle and daub.
“The gradual growth also explains the irregular plan and clashing patterns of the framework, and the Renaissance touches that appear here and there, in the carvings and the fireplaces.01260 272018"Hardwick Hall, more glass than wall", as the saying used to go, and for a nation more used to wattle-and-daub huts, the huge windows of Hardwick must have seemed like an exotic fantasy.”
“They had tall, pointy, gabled roofs which, along with their wattle-and-daub walls, were carefully plastered and beautifully painted in bright colors.”
“Wood construction = wattle-and-daub, heavy timber, mill construction, balloon frame, western-frame, stick-building is probably the most effectively durable means of construction known to man.”
“They were passing through a little village, some wattle-and-daub houses with thatched roofs gathered around a square.”
“One evening, Else introduced her brother to another RAF pilot, who lived in a particularly ancient wattle-and-daub house a short walk away, with his young wife and two small boys.”
“I liked the way the wattle-and-daub walls, baked by the sun to a biscuit, were cratered all over where they faced south, like the peepholes of a Yemeni city, by nesting mason bees or solitary wasps.”
“The building must have been there for centuries, the wattle-and-daub battlements baked solid over hundreds of years by the relentless heat, impervious to almost everything thrown against them.”
“This twelve-roomed farmhouse, known to the Hathaway family, if not to the bardolatrous public, as Hewlands Farm, is built on stone foundations, of timber-framed wattle-and-daub.”
“We had uncovered the remains of a wattle-and-daub house that had burned, ensuring that it was pretty well preserved.”
“Indeed, the firing of clay, the major building material of wattle-and-daub houses, was the best way to preserve it, as the villagers must have known from their pottery making.”
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