Examples of adobe in a Sentence
The house was built of adobe.
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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.
Misseld spoke English with a strong German accent that amused and charmed his friends, and after the Idaho Statesman bought the adobe building at Sixth and Main next door to his City Brewery, he was often quoted in its pages.
Via Google Maps The single-story adobe was built in 1795 by Francisco Salvador Lugo, once one of Alta California’s largest landholders.
The structure was made of wood and adobe, in the Spanish style, but the wallpaper added after independence is English.
In 1972, Carol Merrill, a graduate student at the University of New Mexico in her early twenties, sent a letter to Georgia O’Keeffe at the artist’s adobe house in Abiquiú.
For a town designed to blend in – a city ordinance requires that buildings look like earthen adobe structures –
Wander the plaza, search adobe shops and restaurants.
A group of volunteers from the nonprofit Friends of the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, led by second generation adobe volunteer Mary Gafner, are set on reviving the tradition July 9.
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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
First Known Use: 1748See Words from the same year
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