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The material used to fill a space between the logs of a log house; composed of clay mixed with sand and hair, then covered with daubing.
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The material used to fill chinks (i.e., long cracks, openings, or fissures), especially between logs that form the exterior walls of log cabin construction. Where the cracks are small, the filling material is often mud or plaster; where the cracks are large, the filling may include wood chips, pebbles, straw, or small sticks.
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