Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A construction made by interweaving twigs, osiers, or flat and elastic material of any sort, with stakes or rods as a substructure.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or process of binding or platting with twigs; also, the network so formed.
“The term wattling is applied to such constructions as employ by interlacing, plaiting, etc., somewhat heavy, rigid, or slightly pliable parts, as rods, boughs, canes, and vines.”
Prehistoric Textile Art of Eastern United States Thirteenth Annual Report of the Beaurau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1891-1892, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1896 pages 3-46
“An arc toward the corner of his house, then wattling at a fevered pace, through the trees, into the yard behind her home.”
“I stood there, wattling, no doubt, and trying to think of a cutting retort - but interrupting a conversation between a woman and a cat ain't as easy as it might seem.”
“Rooster seems to be wattling rite alawng wif teh flamencos.”
“A trench accordingly is dug leading into a river, and wattled at the river end with reeds and stones, an aperture being left in the wattling through which the river water flows into the trench; when the frost comes on the fish can be taken out of the trench in weels.”
“All it needed was some new wattling and turf on the roof.”
“Montauban was wattling furiously, but Elgin didn't mind him.”
“In the dusk he saw Dasio patiently waiting nearby, his feet less than a. pace away from a well-gnawed hole in the foundation wattling.”
“Haggard, with dark patches under the eyes, a pronounced wattling of the jowls, and shrunken into his clothes as if, despite that pot belly, he had suddenly lost considerable weight.”
“And off he stumped, red in the face, leaving the little chap wattling and cursing.”
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