n.— «The 18th-century kitchen has a strohlem ceiling that is among the best preserved that team members have seen. Strohlem is the German word for straw and mud, Thomas said. Wooden boards were wrapped in wet straw, then packed in mud.» —“The Talking Walls” by Mary Giunca Winston-Salem Journal (N.C.) July 13, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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