Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Trimming or lining made of fur.
  • noun A furlike coating, as on the tongue.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Strips of material used in this process.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Furs; peltry; trimmings of fur.
  • noun A deposit resembling fur, as of scale in a steam-boiler or of epithelium on the tongue.
  • noun 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.
  • noun plural The strips thus nailed on.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The strips thus laid on.
  • noun (Shipbuilding) Double planking of a ship's side.
  • noun A deposit from water, as on the inside of a boiler; also, the operation of cleaning away this deposit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of fur.
  • noun Parts of clothing made from fur.
  • noun A coating that resembles fur.
  • noun A strip of material used to prepare a wall for plastering.
  • noun shipbuilding double planking of a ship's side

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue
  • noun strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard

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Examples

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  • The grass was the fresh green of early summer, clumps of sturdy growth shooting out of the rocks and furring the ground under the oaks.

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  • But her hands began to stroke the thick, black furring about his neck.

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  • This house proposes that we not sully the memory of a parent, least of all one who sends a judder through a child, unleashing rather that selfsame, satin-lined grizzly, that selfsame man-eater whose breath is furring the windshield.

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  • This house proposes that we not sully the memory of a parent, least of all one who sends a judder through a child, unleashing rather that selfsame, satin-lined grizzly, that selfsame man-eater whose breath is furring the windshield.

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  • But her hands began to stroke the thick, black furring about his neck.

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  • We used ipe wood strips as the skin of the structure, the ipe wood skin is devised as a double wall system, in which horizontal ipe strips are placed over vertical, furring strips.

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  • But her hands began to stroke the thick, black furring about his neck.

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  • Seriously, find studs, they have to be there, mark and ck for levelness, then make a cleat (2) (a piece of 1x2 lumber - furring strip) that fits along length of shelf that you can screw to the studs.

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