adobe brick

adobe brick
sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates
Syn: ↑adobe
Hypernyms: ↑brick
Substance Meronyms: ↑adobe

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  • Adobe — bricks are a natural building material made from sand, clay, water, and some kind of fibrous or organic material (sticks, straw, dung), which is shaped into bricks using frames and dried in the sun. It is similar to cob and mudbrick. Adobe… …   Wikipedia

  • adobe — noun /aˈdəʊ.bi/ a) An unburnt brick dried in the sun. Many people in Texas and New Mexico live in adobe houses. b) A house made of adobe brick. Stone sidewalks, little more than a ledge in width, ran along the base of the mean and monotonous… …   Wiktionary

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  • BRICK — Apparu après 1750, le brick est un petit navire de guerre à voile, son importance étant désignée par le nombre de bouches à feu: brick de douze, de dix huit canons... Gréé en voiles latines sur deux mâts, il peut devenir un voilier très fin, le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • BRICK —    Brick is a form of man made masonry that can be layered to enclose a space or held together with a mortar binder to create a structural support. Brick is made of a mixture of clay and sand, while the mortar is made of sand and a paste. The… …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • adobe — (n.) 1739, American English, from Sp. adobe, from oral form of Arabic al tob the brick, from Coptic tube brick, a word found in hieroglyphics …   Etymology dictionary

  • Adobe — A*do be ([.a]*d[=o] b[asl]), n. [Sp.] 1. An unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective, as, an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico. [1913 Webster] 2. Earth from which unburnt bricks are made. [Western U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adobe — /euh doh bee/, n. 1. sun dried brick made of clay and straw, in common use in countries having little rainfall. 2. a yellow silt or clay, deposited by rivers, used to make bricks. 3. a building constructed of adobe. 4. a dark, heavy soil,… …   Universalium

  • adobe — noun Etymology: Spanish, from Arabic al ṭūb the brick, from Coptic tōbe brick, from Egyptian dbt Date: 1748 1. a brick or building material of sun dried earth and straw 2. a structure made of adobe bricks 3. a heavy clay used in making adobe… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brick and tile — ▪ building material Introduction       structural clay products, manufactured as standard units, used in building construction.       The brick, first produced in a sun dried form at least 6,000 years ago and the forerunner of a wide range of… …   Universalium

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