Examples of adobe in a Sentence
The house was built of adobe.
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The rust and adobe tones used as accents in the dining and formal living rooms were inspired by the artwork that hangs above the marble table.
Scholars have documented how Oñate oversaw atrocities that included the killing of 800 people in Acoma Pueblo, an ancient adobe aerie atop a 357-foot-tall sandstone mesa where the Acoma people still live today.
But all over Jojutla, old one- and two-story buildings, some made of adobe, looked ready to fall.
The house was constructed with adobe bricks made from soil that had been dug out for the building’s foundation.
The temblor devastated cities of adobe and brick in Peru's southern desert, where the center of destruction was located in the city of Ica and nearby port of Pisco, about 125 miles southeast of the capital, Lima.
Her wardrobe remained buried under adobe bricks and clay roof tiles.
Salazar’s home, built 200 years ago out of adobe and passed down through generations of his family, was already damaged from age.
Thousands of years ago, indigenous groups living on the Pacific coast of Peru built towering adobe pyramids, which functioned as religious centers and tombs for elite members of society.
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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.
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First Known Use: 1748See Words from the same year
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