wattle and daub


Definition of wattle and daub

: a framework of woven rods and twigs covered and plastered with clay and used in building construction

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Other Words from wattle and daub

wattle-and-daub adjective

Examples of wattle and daub in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With wood shake siding painted red on the lower walls and Tudorlike stucco and trim mimicking wattle and daub in the gables, the house also features an exaggerated, fairytale roofline. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, 6 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of wattle and daub

circa 1808, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wattle and daub was circa 1808

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“Wattle and daub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wattle%20and%20daub. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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