Examples of adobe in a Sentence
The house was built of adobe.
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These historic places in and around Santa Fe range from simple adobe homes to ornate cathedrals to Pueblo villages that have existed for thousands of years.
The adobe chapel is believed to have been built originally as a winery for Mission San Luis Rey.
All over the world, our prehistoric ancestors made homes from mud, adobe, cob and similar materials, building up their walls one layer after another.
Order the spectacular breakfast sandwich with a baked egg, provolone cheese, refried lentils, and green chili adobe, or the luxurious lox with dill cream cheese and pickled zucchini on rye toast.
The Romanesque revival cathedral was built around the former adobe church.
In 1955, Haskell bought a parcel at the corner of Coast Highway and Dahlia Avenue from Norman's Nursery and moved his business offices from Los Angeles to Corona del Mar. The lot had a small, 1930s adobe house, which Haskell used as an office.
Others were relocated from elsewhere, such as an adobe house that George had built near Lincoln Road in the 1940s.
Built around 1610 by Spanish colonists, this one-story adobe structure was the seat of government over hundreds of years.
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Handmade sun-dried bricks, adobes are formed from a mixture of heavy clay and straw found in dry regions. As a building material, adobes date back thousands of years and are found in many parts of the world. Molds for shaping the bricks were brought to the New World by the Spanish. Excellent insulating properties make adobes ideal material for both dwellings and ovens; home interiors retain heat in winter and stay cool in summer. The adobe buildings at Taos, New Mexico, are typical of Native American pueblo dwellings.
Origin and Etymology of adobe
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Definition of adobe for English Language Learners
: a type of brick made of a mixture of mud and straw that is dried by the sun
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