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furring


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Furring  \Fur"ring\,  n. 
  1.  (Carp.) 
  a  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. 
  b  The  strips  thus  laid  on 
 
  2.  (Shipbuilding)  Double  planking  of  a  ship's  side 
 
  3.  A  deposit  from  water,  as  on  the  inside  of  a  boiler;  also 
  the  operation  of  cleaning  away  this  deposit. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fur  \Fur\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Furred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Furring}.] 
  1.  To  line  face,  or  cover  with  fur;  as  furred  robes.  ``You 
  fur  your  gloves  with  reason.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  cover  with  morbid  matter,  as  the  tongue. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  To  nail  small  strips  of  board  or  larger  scantling 
  upon  in  order  to  make  a  level  surface  for  lathing  or 
  boarding,  or  to  provide  for  a  space  or  interval  back  of 
  the  plastered  or  boarded  surface,  as  inside  an  outer  wall, 
  by  way  of  protection  against  damp.  --Gwill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  furring 
  n  1:  a  furlike  coating  of  matter  as  on  the  tongue 
  2:  used  to  give  a  level  surface  for  attaching  wallboard  [syn:  {furring 
  strip}] 




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