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.

    A Window in Thrums

  • 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!

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith


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