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adobe

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Construction
adobea‧do‧be /əˈdəʊbi $ əˈdoʊ-/ noun 🔊 🔊 [uncountable]TBC earth and straw that are made into bricks for building houses
Examples from the Corpus
adobeIncluded on the tour will be a straw-bale guest house, a rammed-earth home and studio, and a 1919 adobe bungalow.Even today many members of these tribes live in multi-occupation dwellings made from sun-dried mud bricks known as adobe.After a while they make adobe bricks and build their houses by stages, one room followed by another.Its sister mission in Tumacacori was built of adobe and has crumbled under the weight of the years.How prevalent was the use of adobe as a building material?Fired clay, such as pottery and baked mud-brick or adobe, is virtually indestructible if well fired.Ahead of me I saw the cluster of small adobe homes Induk had told me about, nestled into the hillside.Mr. Mendez shrugged and both of them turned to the adobe.
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