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lath


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lathe  \Lathe\,  n.  [AS.  l[=ae][eth].  Of  uncertain  origin.] 
  Formerly,  a  part  or  division  of  a  county  among  the 
  Anglo-Saxons.  At  present  it  consists  of  four  or  five 
  hundreds,  and  is  confined  to  the  county  of  Kent.  [Written 
  also  {lath}.]  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lath  \Lath\,  n.;  pl  {Laths}.  [OE.  laththe  latthe,  latte,  AS 
  l[ae]tta;  akin  to  D.  lat,  G.  latte,  OHG.  latta;  cf  W.  llath 
  a  rod,  staff,  yard.  Cf  {Lattice},  {Latten}.] 
  A  thin,  narrow  strip  of  wood,  nailed  to  the  rafters,  studs, 
  or  floor  beams  of  a  building,  for  the  purpose  of  supporting 
  the  tiles,  plastering,  etc  A  corrugated  metallic  strip  or 
  plate  is  sometimes  used 
 
  {Lath  brick},  a  long,  slender  brick,  used  in  making  the  floor 
  on  which  malt  is  placed  in  the  drying  kiln. 
 
  {Lath  nail}  a  slender  nail  for  fastening  laths. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lath  \Lath\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lathed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Lathing}.] 
  To  cover  or  line  with  laths. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lath 
  n  :  a  narrow  thin  strip  of  wood  used  as  backing  for  plaster  or 
  to  make  latticework 




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