Examples of adobe in a Sentence
The house was built of adobe.
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The adobe is filled with antiques, period furniture, mostly from the 1900s, and memorabilia from visiting presidents and movie stars.
Another woman who proved deeply inspirational to the collection was Millicent Rogers, the Manhattan heiress gone rogue who fled to an adobe house in New Mexico and traded Tiffany’s for turquoise.
Originally meant to serve as a kitchen and storage space, the small, stark adobe enclosure served as our sleeping quarters, lounging area and dining space.
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.
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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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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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