from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Trimming or lining made of fur.
- n. A furlike coating, as on the tongue.
- n. The preparation of a wall, ceiling, or floor with strips of wood or metal to provide a level substratum for plaster, flooring, or another surface or to create an air space.
- n. Strips of material used in this process.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of fur.
- n. Parts of clothing made from fur.
- n. A coating that resembles fur.
- n. A strip of material used to prepare a wall for plastering.
- n. double planking of a ship's side
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The leveling of a surface, or the preparing of an air space, by means of strips of board or of larger pieces. See fur, v. t., 3.
- n. The strips thus laid on.
- n. Double planking of a ship's side.
- n. A deposit from water, as on the inside of a boiler; also, the operation of cleaning away this deposit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Furs; peltry; trimmings of fur.
- n. A deposit resembling fur, as of scale in a steam-boiler or of epithelium on the tongue.
- n. In carpentry: The nailing on of thin strips of board, as to joists and rafters, in order to bring them to a level to form an even surface, or in other positions for various purposes.
- n. plural The strips thus nailed on.
- n. Strips fastened to a solid wall of a house for nailing laths on, and to provide an air-space between the wall and plastering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue
- n. strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard
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