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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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, "Historic Tobin Hill home renovation paired wheelchair accessibility with preservation," 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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“Wattle and daub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wattle%20and%20daub. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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