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  • n. Plural form of furring.


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  • In the winter time they had their taffety gowns of all colours, as above-named, and those lined with the rich furrings of hind-wolves, or speckled lynxes, black-spotted weasels, martlet skins of Calabria, sables, and other costly furs of an inestimable value.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • In this search after quaintness and picturesque effects roofs and ridge-lines are hollowed out with great labor, walls are made to bulge by nailing on furrings beneath the boarding, clear sheet-glass, easily procured of any dimensions, is voted "so inartistic," and the green crown glass and bull's-eyes are taken from some venerable farm-house, where they fitly belonged, to fill the irregular fenestration of a modern parlor.

    Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885

  • In the winter-time they had their taffeta gowns of all colors, as above named, and those lined with the rich furrings of wolves, weasels,

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)—Continental Europe I

  • It would hardly need any studs except as furrings for lath and plastering, and would be very warm.

    Homes and How to Make Them

  • It's hard to make a carpenter believe that plastering cracks because his joists and furrings and studs won't hang together, but it's true a good many times.

    Homes and How to Make Them

  • For greater permanence and security against fire, instead of wood furrings you may build a lining of brick, leaving an air space of several inches between it and the stone, very much in the same way as if the whole were of brick.

    Homes and How to Make Them


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