Rammed Earth


Rammed Earth
  A construction material made by compressing earth in a form; used traditionally in many areas of the world and widely throughout North Africa and the Middle East.

Energy terms . 2014.

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  • rammed earth — rammed′ earth′ n. bui civ a mixture of sand, loam, clay, and other ingredients rammed hard within forms as a building material • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • Rammed earth — The ruins of a Han Dynasty (202 BCE – 220 CE) Chinese watchtower made of rammed earth at Dunhuang, Gansu province, at the eastern end of the Silk Road …   Wikipedia

  • rammed earth — a mixture of sand, loam, clay, and other ingredients rammed hard within forms as a building material. Also called pisé, pisé de terre, pisay. [1825 35] * * * or pisé de terre Building material made by compacting and drying a stiff mixture of clay …   Universalium

  • rammed earth — /ræmd ˈɜθ/ (say ramd erth) noun → pisé (def. 1). –rammed earth, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • rammed earth — a mixture of sand, loam, clay, and other ingredients rammed hard within forms as a building material. Also called pisé, pisé de terre, pisay. [1825 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • rammed earth — noun A construction material made by compressing or packing earth (dirt) …   Wiktionary

  • earth — /errth/, n. 1. (often cap.) the planet third in order from the sun, having an equatorial diameter of 7926 mi. (12,755 km) and a polar diameter of 7900 mi. (12,714 km), a mean distance from the sun of 92.9 million mi. (149.6 million km), and a… …   Universalium

  • Earth sheltering — is the architectural practice of using earth against building walls for external thermal mass, to reduce heat loss, and to easily maintain a steady indoor air temperature. Earth sheltering is popular in modern times among advocates of passive… …   Wikipedia

  • Earth-Minbari War — The Earth Minbari War is a fictional war that formed a major part of the back story of the science fiction television series, Babylon 5 . The war was fought between the Earth Alliance and the Minbari, an older alien race that overwhelmingly… …   Wikipedia

  • Earth Alliance Civil War — The Earth Alliance Civil War is an armed conflict in the Babylon 5 series, in which President Clark dissolves the Earth senate and orders martial law throughout the Earth Alliance worlds. It formed a major element of the show in seasons 3 and… …   Wikipedia


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