Weather-strip

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Weather-strip a thin piece of some material used to keep out wind and cold
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weder; Ice. vedhr, Ger. wetter.

Usage

In literature:

She had been painted green, but the colour was faded and weathered, and the paint peeling off in strips.
"The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Suddenly a smooth trunk, stripped of its bark and bleached by weather, arose before him.
"A Mountain Woman and Others" by (AKA Elia Wilkinson) Elia W. Peattie
They were standing near a little house of weather-strips, evidently an office, and were in their shirt-sleeves.
"The Young Forester" by Zane Grey
You can see that I have had weather-strips put at the doors, as well as at the windows.
"Conscience, Complete" by Hector Malot
Would you strip me naked to the weather in the midst of this depopulated forest?
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
Weather-strips are procured, and the house made as tight as a fruit can.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
In wet weather the hops were to be stripped in the house.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
It has a window, eaves, weather-strips and a clothesline, for he does his own washing.
"Greenwich Village" by Anna Alice Chapin
Up and down Buffalo Run, in the zero weather, the men stripped and bathed.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The weather was glorious, and the strip of seaweed hanging by the mantelpiece dry as tinder.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
If the weather is pleasant, he strips to the waist, and paints his body jet black.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
It was a simple little place, weather-beaten and faded; but a strip of sod ran about the front and side.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
A Chinese man will, however, in warm weather often strip naked to the waist.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Emma had emphatic ideas about proper deportment in cold weather, and none of her notions included stripping naked and swimming a river.
"The Lost Wagon" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
The people now live in shanties, each built of a few strips of weather boarding and canvas.
"All about the Klondyke gold mines" by J. Armoy Knox
Weather strips must be put on windows and doors, panes of glass must be puttied in.
"The Carter Girls' Mysterious Neighbors" by Nell Speed
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In poetry:

Stripped of robes and golden feather,
Buried lies the guest:
Summer's wonder-working weather
Warms his place of rest.
"Mon-Daw-Min" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

The vineyards of Alsace run in a long, thin strip, north to south, along the eastern slopes of the Vosges Mountains, which protect Alsace from western prevailing weather and make the vineyards the driest in France.
With the heat shield bolted down and the weather stripping in place to seal the box to the hood, Dale was able to mount the new aFe intake tube and high-flow filter.
Workers stripped the 45-foot letters of weathered paint, applied 105 gallons of primer and coated them with 255 gallons of high-reflective white paint.
No matter how you patch the holes and put weather-stripping on the doors, boxelder bugs will get in.
Inspect around windows and doors for gaps and use caulk or weather stripping to seal any openings that could allow cold air and water to get in.
You go beyond reducing, reusing and recycling to redefining what this movement means to the list once we've dropped off our recycling , weather-stripped and swapped out pressing problems.
Before resurfacing , strip off any paint or sealers and watch the weather.
Replace weather-stripping, and repair loose mortar around basement foundations and windows.
Replacing weather stripping on a third-generation camaro.
You'll find weather- stripping materials in the form of self-stick tapes and nail-on strips .
Use spring bronze weather strips that are nailed in place and spring open to close air gaps.
Hot weather has skiers stripping down as resorts suffer.
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