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  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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,… …

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  • 3 adobe — /əˈdoʊbi / (say uh dohbee) noun 1. the sun dried brick in common use in countries having little rainfall. 2. a yellow silt or clay, deposited by rivers, used to make bricks. 3. Also, adobe hut. a building constructed of adobe. 4. a dark, heavy… …

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  • 4 adobe — a•do•be [[t]əˈdoʊ bi[/t]] n. pl. bes for3. 1) sun dried brick made of clay and straw 2) a yellow silt or clay, deposited by rivers, used to make bricks 3) archit. a building constructed of adobe bricks 4) a dark, heavy soil, containing clay •… …

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  • 5 soil — Synonyms and related words: abuse, acres, adobe, airspace, alluvion, alluvium, arable land, area, attaint, bedaub, befoul, begrime, belt, benasty, besmear, besmirch, besmoke, besmutch, besoil, bespatter, bestain, betray, black, blacken, blot,… …

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  • 6 adobe lily — noun California herb with pinkish purple flowers • Syn: ↑pink fritillary, ↑Fritillaria pluriflora • Hypernyms: ↑fritillary, ↑checkered lily * * * noun Etymology: so called from the typical soil of its locality …

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  • 7 Avila Adobe — The Avila Adobe, was built in 1818 by Don Francisco Avila, and has the distinction of being the oldest standing residence in Los Angeles. It is located in the paseo of famous, historical Olvera Street and is now a part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles …

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  • 8 Super Adobe — is a form of Earthbag Construction that was developed by Iranian architect Nader Khalili. The technique uses long snake like sand bags to form a beehive shaped compressive structure that employs arches, domes, and vaults to create single and… …

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  • 9 Natural building — A natural building involves a range of building systems and materials that place major emphasis on sustainability. Ways of achieving sustainability through natural building focus on durability and the use of minimally processed, plentiful or… …

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  • 10 Richvale, California — Richvale is a small farming community (estimated population 250) in Butte County, California, USA, south of Chico and west of Oroville. The primary crop grown in the area surrounding Richvale is rice, irrigated from the Oroville Dam on the… …

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  • 11 Mission San José (California) — This article refers to the Spanish mission. For the neighborhood and historical town, see Mission San Jose, Fremont, California. Mission San José Mission San José as it appeared in April 2011. Location 43300 Mission Blvd …

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  • 12 Redlands, California — For other uses of the term Redlands , see Redlands (disambiguation). City of Redlands   City   Seal …

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  • 13 Compressed earth block — Building a CEB project in Midland, Texas in August 2006 Compressed Earth Block often referred to simply as CEB, is a type of manufactured construction material formed in a mechanical press that forms an appropriate mix of dirt, non expansive clay …

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  • 14 pre-Columbian civilizations — Introduction       the aboriginal American Indian (Mesoamerican Indian) cultures that evolved in Meso America (part of Mexico and Central America) and the Andean region (western South America) prior to Spanish exploration and conquest in the 16th …

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  • 15 Architecture of the California missions — The Architecture of the California missions was influenced by several factors, those being the limitations in the construction materials that were on hand, an overall lack of skilled labor, and a desire on the part of the founding priests to… …

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  • 16 Earthship — An Earthship refers to a passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials. Designed and marketed by Earthship Biotecture of Taos, NM, the homes are primarily constructed to work autonomous and are generally made of earth filled tires,… …

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  • 17 Morocco — Moroccan /meuh rok euhn/, adj., n. /meuh rok oh/, n. 1. French, Maroc. Spanish, Marruecos. a kingdom in NW Africa: formed from a sultanate that was divided into two protectorates (French Morocco and Spanish Morocco) and an international zone.… …

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  • 18 Mud — For other uses, see Mud (disambiguation). Mud house in Amran, Yemen Mud is a mixture of water and some combination of soil, silt, and clay. Ancient mud deposits harden over geological time to form sedimentary rock such as shale or mudstone… …

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  • 19 Earthbag construction — is a very inexpensive method of construction that is very strong and can be built very quickly. It is a natural building technique that has evolved from historic military bunker construction techniques, and temporary flood control dike building… …

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  • 20 Texas–Indian Wars — The Texas Indian Wars were a series of conflicts between settlers in Texas and Plains Indians. These conflicts began when the first settlers moved into Spanish Texas, and continued through Texas s time as part of Mexico, as its own nation,… …

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