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An adhesive or coating material consisting of rough mortar, Clay, Plaster, Grease, or Mud. It was used for chinking log cabins and for filling wattle (twig) roofs and walls.

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "wattle and daub." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 16 Nov. 2004 .

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