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Interesting. Never heard of the term 'Tabby' before. Now I wonder if a lot of 'concrete' floors that I've seen in late 19th century Acadian architecture is actually tabby. I guess little pieces of exposed oyster shell would give it away.


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I think I saw some tabby when I was on Okracoke Island last fall; it was a layered stucco type material over masonry and timber substrate.

Ocracoke was my old stomping ground for many years - camped there several times a year for about eight years. You don't happen to be friends of Howard and Daffney, who reside there, but are originally from your neck of the woods. Howard started out as a lofe guard, then a park ranger and finally the school teacher there, while his wife was in real estate.

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