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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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This earthfast architecture was used even by the wealthy in the early Chesapeake.
Not all early buildings were insubstantially built earthfast structures, however.
Advantages of these earthfast structures were that they required less highly skilled labor to build, utilized the most abundant construction material in the region, were cost effective and lasted about as long as a colonist could expect to live (20 to 25 years) (Carson et al.
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.
His TV career began with the sci-fi series Earthfasts, to be repeated on CBBC this month.