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Adobe

brick climates

Adobe, Spanish name for sun-dried clay and straw bricks of Mexico and the southwest United States; also, a structure made of adobe brick. Because the brick will crumble if exposed to excessive moisture or cold, it is used for building only in hot, dry climates. Material similar to adobe has been used in arid climates throughout the world since ancient times.

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