from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Masonry made with rubble.

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  • n. A form of masonry made of large stones loosely thrown together and then optionally grouted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Masonry constructed of unsquared stones that are irregular in size and shape.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Masonwork built of rubble-stone.


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rubble +‎ work


  • 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.

    Hats off to Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas

  • Think of it as building a wall with different shapes and sizes of bricks and you have "rubblework."

    Rubblework scarf.....

  • Britt-Arnhild, rubblework is just a fun word for patchwork.

    Rubblework scarf.....

  • 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!

    Workshoppy gift ideas....

  • 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.

    The Architecture of Pueblo Bonito :

  • It was originally built of brick and rubblework, but since the restoration in the seventeenth century it has lost its primitive character.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • 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.

    The Torrent Entre Naranjos

  • 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.

    The Torrent Entre Naranjos

  • 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

    The Torrent Entre Naranjos


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