furring

[f_ˈɜː_ɹ_ɪ_ŋ], [fˈɜːɹɪŋ], [fˈɜːɹɪŋ]

Definitions of furring:

  1.   The small slips nailed on joists or rafters in order to level a surface for lathing. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for furring:

  1. “ No wood furring or lath. ” – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  2. Then a furring system is put on and another layer of metal, lathing and plastering. ” – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  3. Furring employs large numbers of foreign males, and some thousands of both native and foreign females. ” – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  4. And the trees, the long processions of trees by the great grass- bordered roads; trees furring the flanks and groins of the parted hills, dark combs topping their edges. ” – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  5. There by agreement he was discharged from the ship and entered himself for eighteen pounds per annum into the service of a planter in that country in order to serve him in fishing and furring the chief trade of that place; for Newfoundland abounding with excellent harbours, there is no country in the world which affords so large and so plentiful a fishery as this does. ” – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  6. Common lath were then put on horizontally in the regular way inside, without furring out, and plastered with rich cement plaster. ” – Economy of the Round Dairy Barn by Wilber John Fraser
  7. He was, he said, a planter furring he had a line of traps, about a hundred and twenty miles in length. ” – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  8. Coat masonry before furring with " Thoroseal" from Standard Dry Wall Products Co. ” – The Fairfax County Courthouse by Ross D. Netherton Ruby Waldeck
  9. In any proper meaning of the word there are several first- class " experts" among my friends who go fishing, sealing, whaling, hunting, trapping, " furring or guiding for their livelihood. ” – Draft of a Plan for Beginning Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador by William Wood
  10. They would have to be paid enough to counterbalance their strong desire for the rare but sometimes relatively enormous profits of " furring – Draft of a Plan for Beginning Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador by William Wood

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