Definitions of furring

  1.   strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard
  2.   of Fur
  3.   a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue
  4.   The strips thus laid on.
  5.   Double planking of a ship's side.
  6.   A deposit from water, as on the inside of a boiler; also, the operation of cleaning away this deposit.
  7.   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.
  8.   The small slips nailed on joists or rafters in order to level a surface for lathing.

Usage examples for furring

  1. 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
  2. Temporarily hard water may be softened by boiling; the lime will be deposited, as may be seen in the " furring of tea- kettles. ” – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management by Ministry of Education
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Then a furring system is put on and another layer of metal, lathing and plastering. ” – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  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. Furring employs large numbers of foreign males, and some thousands of both native and foreign females. ” – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  9. “ No wood furring or lath. ” – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  10. 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
  11. Coat masonry before furring with " Thoroseal" from Standard Dry Wall Products Co. ” – The Fairfax County Courthouse by Ross D. Netherton Ruby Waldeck