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1listón masculinebefore noun clapboard house — casa de (tablas de) madera
- This courthouse consisted of a two-story woodframe building covered with clapboards, resting on a foundation of stone blocks.
- Eventually, we're directed to a clapboard hut on the edge of town where a pair of women in bright turbans stir two large cauldrons with paddles.
- In the clapboard houses radiating out from the youth center in San Jose, multiple families wedge themselves into cramped rooms and small garages.
- James pointed to a white clapboard building around the corner.
- Huddled clapboard houses substitute for the raw-plank architecture of the frontier town; an industrial bridge provides background sublimity in the absence of mountains.
- There are no green-covered trees to shelter us from the icy north blasts, just the weathered clapboard of this rickety house.
- The 41-year-old film maker had his own confusing memories of his father's infrequent visits, mostly nocturnal, to his mother's clapboard flat in Philadelphia.
- A retired farmwife emerged from her white clapboard house with a hearty midwestern hello.
- We passed one simple building after another, made of teak or covered with clapboards painted in pastel blue, yellow, peach or mint green.
- The clapboard house had caved in and surrendered to saplings and vines.
- A lot of the clapboard on the north end of the house should be replaced.
- I step over the yard toys and around the cross-country skis to reach the front door of the clapboard house on the shore of Lake Champlain.
- Within ten minutes the stagecoach rocked back into motion and sent a cloud of dust and dirt and grit billowing skywards across the yard towards the gray clapboard building.
- Tombstone, an easy day trip from Tucson, does however offer one vision of Arizona's pioneer days: clapboard and adobe buildings, and, of course, re-enacted gunfights.
- Could he really have been on his way to join Nathaniel's mother in her clapboard house outside Philadelphia?
- On March 20, 1854, the Republican Party formally came into being in this white clapboard building.
- As a result, the cottages echo the hotel's classical Georgian architecture, but vernacular details such as clapboard siding and wood porches are also evident.
- The classical material of American building is wood and the characteristic structure is clapboard, frame surfaces of overlapping strips.
- The old districts with their brick sidewalks are full of lovely clapboard houses built by sea captains.
- White-painted cedar clapboards cover its gabled forms, which are topped by classic standing-seam metal roofs.
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