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Type of construction, apparently intro-duced to the USA by Scandinavian immigrants in C18, in which walls are formed of straight tree-trunks each placed horizontally on top of another, overlapping at the corners of the building. Joints were filled with mud, dung, moss, etc.

Hansen (1971);Jordan (1985);Sturgis et al. (1901–2)

Subjects: Architecture.


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