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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Edo’be (2 syl.).
Edobe cottages are those made of sun-dried bricks, like the buildings of ancient Egypt. (W. Hepworth Dixon: New America, i. 16.)   1
   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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