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Sun-dried unburned clay or earth building-brick or -block (clay-bat) made with straw, found in England, Spain, and Latin America, The Netherlands, the southern USA, the Middle East (e.g. high-rise buildings in Yemen), bronze-age Mesopotamia, Africa, etc. Compare cob, pisé de terre, and tabia.

Bourgeois (1989);Davey (1961);Dethier (1983);Romero & Larkin (1994)

Subjects: Architecture.

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