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earthfast

Descriptive of a timber-framed structure that is supported on posts sunk in the ground, rather than supported by a foundation; also see post-in-ground construction and poteaux-enterre house.
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Portable' essentially means items which are not intentionally and/or are no longer earthfast (or wallfast), and are therefore capable of transportation.
In the New World, earthfast construction was almost universal in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, particularly on the frontiers.
We have focused most attention on a large rubble enclosure bank, probably Neolithic in date, an extensive area of Bronze to Iron Age fields and settlements, a pit alignment, a linear rubble bank and a cup-and-ring carved earthfast boulder.
The largest of those chapters deals with the art in its usual place, on bedrock surfaces and earthfast boulders.
His first screen role was in a BBC kids' series called Earthfast.
If such phenomena as village formation, enclosure of fields, replacement of earthfast posts by frame building techniques etc.
William Mayne, best-known for his triology Earthfasts, Cradlefasts and Candlefasts, changed his plea on the third day of his trial and admitted 11 counts of indecent assault in the 60s and 70s.
The author was well known at the time for his trilogy Earthfasts, Cradlefasts and Candlefasts.
William Mayne - known for his trilogy Earthfasts, Cradlefasts and Candlefasts - carried out the attacks more than 30 years ago, Teesside crown court was told.
3 Which actor played Joe Wicks in EastEnders and was in the kids' series Earthfasts before appearing as drama student Tim in the Biz?
His TV career began with the sci-fi series Earthfasts, to be repeated on CBBC this month.