Examples of adobe in a Sentence
The house was built of adobe.
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Soon the sturdy adobes and ranch houses of Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms gave way to makeshift homes cobbled together from tumbledown cabins, shipping containers and trailers.
Down the road is a two-room adobe hut, rented for $50 a month on a yearly contract — or until the municipality of this central Afghan province comes to raze it.
The adobe is at 2317 Old Foothill Drive and now serves as the Vista Historical Society’s museum.
Our farmhouse from the late 1800s was built of stone and earth in the French adobe style.
Both grew up fighting their siblings for space in one-room adobe shacks.
The open house also includes a visit to the McDonald Ranch House, a 1913 adobe home built by Frank Schmidt, a German immigrant, and where the device’s plutonium core was assembled.
The Vega-Albelas opened the Escondido restaurant in 2003 in a rundown adobe home that was built in 1948 just south of where Centre City Parkway meets Escondido Boulevard.
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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