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Edoʹbe (2 syl.)

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Edobe cottages are those made of sun-dried bricks, like the buildings of ancient Egypt. (W. Hepworth Dixon: New America, i. 16.)

⁂ The present and proper form of this word is Adobe (Spanish, adobar, plaster).        

“They make adobes, or sun-dried bricks, by mixing ashes and earth with water, which is then moulded into large blocks and dried in the sun.”—Bancroft: Native Races, vol. i. p. 535.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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