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  • adj. Not secured by mortar.


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  • The downstairs floors are made of unmortared brick, because Sam liked the sound they made when he walked on them.

    Jane Chafin: Discovering Sam Maloof

  • The Romans, it should be noted, had slaves, who presumably built the unmortared stone walls that created narrow terraces of soil in which to plant vines.

    The Bacony Goodness of Côte-Rôtie

  • He set to work piling scavenged stones into four unmortared walls on which to hang his blue plastic refugee-camp tarp.

    Saddam's Secret War

  • When my fingers detected a slight draft from an unmortared groove, I put my weight against it and pushed with my shoulder.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • LinkHere's a blog post with photos and videos of Te-Lah-Nay's Wall—supposed to be largest monument to a woman in the United States, and the longest unmortared wall in the country.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • In loneliness we learned the full disadvantage of imprisonment within such gloomy ancient unmortared palaces.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • It only took the men a quarter of a glass to uncover the rest of the archway filled with rough sandstone blocks and to remove the unmortared blocks " an indication to Alucius that the archway led to the unused road " but only an indication.


  • Low walls of unmortared concrete block formed about a dozen open-fronted cubicles along the blank wall opposite the old shops.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • A few hut owners piled sandstone into unmortared chimneys and reduced their residences to cinders so frequently that the Governor issued orders—no chimneys were to be put on any save brick or stone houses.

    Morgan’s Run

  •     They arrived at last at a blockhouse, and a huge fortress of rough-hewn lumber and unmortared stone.

    The Brothers' War


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  • "The two brothers with Sean and the O'Donnell girls reached it by a long winding boreen that threaded its way uncertainly through litle grey rocky fields and walls of unmortared stone which rose against the sky along the edges of the hill like lacework."

    - Frank O'Connor, 'Uprooted'.

    September 6, 2008