Definitions

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  • noun A rendering for external walls, made by scattering small pebbles onto a coat of cement or plaster before it dries.

Etymologies

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pebble +‎ dash

Examples

  • He yanks me back by my hair and slams me back down face-first into the pebbledash rooftop.

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  • With that peculiar leaden-footed clumsiness he was to display later in life, Wagner Jr told Humperdinck: "Your polyphonic texture is a true marvel", which could be a description of a variety of pebbledash.

    Bliss; BBC Prom 61: Hänsel and Gretel

  • The mosaic of the pulverised concrete, akin to the pebbledash cast of the surrounding building walls.

    The Forsaken

  • It can hold a single pebble in its beak, but can't pebbledash a semi.

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  • They surveyed the small eccentric bungalows with pergolas, the houses of pebbledash and tapestry brick with sleeping-porches above sun-parlors, and one vast incredible chateau fronting the Lake of the Isles.

    Main Street

  • The building was low-built red brick and pebbledash, purposely anonymous and tucked in an out of the way place.

    Mortal Causes

  • There was the original building, old and solid and grey, but to which had been added an oversized extension of breeze block and pebbledash.

    Strip Jack

  • They surveyed the small eccentric bungalows with pergolas, the houses of pebbledash and tapestry brick with sleeping-porches above sun-parlors, and one vast incredible château fronting the Lake of the Isles.

    Main Street

  • They surveyed the small eccentric bungalows with pergolas, the houses of pebbledash and tapestry brick with sleeping-porches above sun-parlors, and one vast incredible chateau fronting the Lake of the Isles.

    Main Street

  • The appeal of ultra-violet tanning seems to echo an inter-war builder's attachment to pebbledash: a cost-effective way to conceal shoddy exterior work, especially in weather-beaten places.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

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  • They surveyed the small eccentric bungalows with pergolas, the houses of pebbledash and tapestry brick with sleeping-porches above sun-parlors, and one vast incredible château fronting the Lake of the Isles.

    --Sinclair Lewis, 1920, Main Street

    March 7, 2009