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wattle

wo tuhl

  • n  a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards
  • n  framework consisting of stakes interwoven with branches to form a fence
  • n  any of various Australasian trees yielding slender poles suitable for wattle
  • v  build of or with wattle
  • v  interlace to form wattle

  • In the garden were evergreens, arbors, trees, wattle screens, and sculpture by Lachaise, Despiau, Zorach, Lipchitz.
  • Some well known pieces include; a brooch of diamonds forming a spray of wattle presented by the Australian Government in 1954; and a necklace of large square cut aquamarines and .
  • Using ancient tools, the group chopped wood for 72 rafters, fashioned a conical thatched roof and sides out of wattle (interwoven hazel branches) and daub (mud and animal hair).
News & Articles

  • Cheese Pilgrims Revere Petaluma
    PETALUMA — This town is still the kind of farmstead place where, on a winding country road just outside the historic area, traffic stops for a hefty wild turkey hustling across the road, head down and red wattle flying.        
    Sept. 21, 2013 - Boston.com
Quotes

  • Anne Lamott in Montreal Gazette
    The wattle and the wrinkles that gather like Roman shades,Lamott writes of "neckular" deterioration. "The liver spots. The soft pouch like a frog's vocal sac."
  • Tiny Rowland in Telegraph.co.uk
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel's bridges were the bridges that took us from wattle huts and horses to the world we live in today. It is astonishing to think that in a city like London, such an extraordinary part of our industrial past could lie unknown... Jeremy Clarkson http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Clarkson&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGvD6dRiYgN52FpQsCPvGkdgrtmWQ This is Local London http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/topstories/display.var.466121.0.lost_brunel_bridge_saved_from_demolition.php&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEx7Jo-z4lENETaRx7lrzguAy4T6A Mar 3, 2004 109193 143256 wattle As an afterthought, Tiny Rowland asked: By the way, what is wattle?"

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