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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.
  • 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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