half-timbering love


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  • n. A method of construction using heavy timber beams, usually joined by tenon and mortice joints pegged together. The spaces between the posts and beams is infilled with material such as wattle and daub, bricks or stones. Half timbering is one type of timber framing.


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  • She has written brief illustrated essays on boundaries hedges, fences, walls, on stone carving, drainpipes and the quaint structural treatment that North Americans call half-timbering.

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  • At Adlerhorst, concrete bunkers emerged from the ground clad in traditional German half-timbering.

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  • He gets tons of bonus points from me for his generous helpings of half-timbering:

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  • Roses climbed over the half-timbering and a white-flowering climber with them that gave off a rich heavy scent.

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  • It had been built with gray stone wall cladding and decorative half-timbering.

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  • Just as Jimmy had described, it was a spectacular house built with gray stone wall cladding and decorative half-timbering.

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  • Most of the buildings on Cypress sported facades of English Tudor half-timbering, which made Pine Cove an anomaly among the coastal communities of California with their predominantly Spanish-Moorish architecture.

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  • The day was beginning to blush color into the houses opposite, the black half-timbering of their shabby fronts taking on their daytime variation of browns and grays.

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  • No Pulls-In for Carmen, no Olde Bunne Shoppes (which Nurse Kettle had learned to despise), no spurious half-timbering marred the perfection of Swevenings.

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