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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
is a wall built of unburnt clay, mixed with straw. This material is still used in some parts of the country for cottages and outbuildings, and was formerly employed for houses of a better description: it is supposed also to be the material of which the domestic edifices of the ancients, including even the Greeks and Romans in their most civilized period, were chiefly built.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Cob-Wall'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/c/cob-wall.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.