from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation of covering the under side of joists with battens, to which laths can be fastened to give a better hold to the plastering.
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Leeby was at the fire brandering a quarter of steak on the tongs, when the house was flung into consternation by Hendry's casual remark that he had seen Tibbie Mealmaker in the town with her man.
Losh keep us a ', what an insight into the secrets of roasting, brandering, frying, boiling, baking, and brewing -- nicking of geese's craigs -- hacking the necks of dead chickens, and cutting out the tongues of leeving turkeys!