furring

Definitions

  • The Jonesvillians, and the Loontowns, and the Zoarites came from fur and near
    The Jonesvillians, and the Loontowns, and the Zoarites came from fur and near
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n furring strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard
    • n furring a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Settlers trading with the Indians—bartering casting counters and other trade goods for furs. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Settlers trading with the Indians—bartering casting counters and other trade goods for furs. (Conjectural sketch by...
Furred Law Cats Scrambling After the Crowns--5-13-564 Furred Law Cats Scrambling After the Crowns--5-13-564
What Does Hurd Take Me Fur, a Damned Jeweler What Does Hurd Take Me Fur, a Damned Jeweler
Young fur seals Young fur seals
"'WELL, ONE MO' RABBIT FUR DE POT'" "'WELL, ONE MO' RABBIT FUR DE POT'"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur
    • Furring A deposit from water, as on the inside of a boiler; also, the operation of cleaning away this deposit.
    • Furring (Shipbuilding) Double planking of a ship's side.
    • Furring (Carp) 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.
    • Furring (Carp) The strips thus laid on.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cinderella's slippers were originally made out of fur. The story was changed in the 1600s by a translator. It was the left shoe that Aschenputtel (Cinderella) lost at the stairway, when the prince tried to follow her.
    • n furring Furs; peltry; trimmings of fur.
    • n furring A deposit resembling fur, as of scale in a steam-boiler or of epithelium on the tongue.
    • n furring In carpentry: The nailing on of thin strips of board, as to joists and rafters, in order to bring them to a level to form an even surface, or in other positions for various purposes.
    • n furring plural The strips thus nailed on.
    • n furring Strips fastened to a solid wall of a house for nailing laths on, and to provide an air-space between the wall and plastering.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sea otters have the thickest fur of all animals.
    • Furring fur trimmings: a coating on the tongue: strips of wood fastened on joists, &c., to make a level surface or provide an air-space: strips of wood nailed on a wall to carry lath
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “Through tattered clothes, small vices do appear. Robes and furred gowns hide all.”
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
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    “Fine writers should split hairs together, and sit side by side, like friendly apes, to pick the fleas from each others fur.”

Idioms

Cat fur and kitty britches - (USA) When I used to ask my grandma what was for dinner, she would say 'cat fur and kitty britches'. This was her Ozark way of telling me that I would get what she cooked. (Ozark is a region in the center of the United States)
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Fur coat and no knickers - Someone with airs and graces, but no real class is fur coat and no knickers.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. forre, fuerre, sheath.

Usage

In literature:

The air had been steadily growing colder so that woolen clothing and fur wraps were in demand.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Fur one, I'm certainly not never goin' to vote fur him again.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
Portrait of Rembrandt, seen in a front view, having a fur cap, and a mantle bordered with fur.
"Rembrandt and His Works" by John Burnet
I had besides a big, heavy hood, lined with fur, to be used when it was very cold.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
My mammy wuz Hannah Murry an' so fur as I know I ain't got no father, do' I reckon dat he wuz de plantation stock nigger.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
If it hadn't been fur me, I know you'd taken her fur nothin'!
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
The poop ain't no place fur cabin b'ys, I reckon.
"The Island Treasure" by John Conroy Hutcheson
For constructing stumps for mounted birds of prey and rustic stands for small and medium fur animals it has no equal.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
On board ship he met a German, twenty years older than himself, who was a fur-trader and had been home on a visit.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
I ain't a-goin' ter tech a old man like him, an' my wife's father, so I ax in the name o' peace fur the law.
"His "Day In Court"" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
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In poetry:

And the folk were gone and the saint was fled—
And we stared and stared at the wintry land.
And in front of us there was a banquet spread.
And a little fur muff on Rosemary's hand.
"Legend" by Stephen Vincent Benet
When ol' Sis' Judy pray,
De thun'ers ur Mount Sin-a-i
Comes rushin' down f'um up on high — De Debbil tu'n his back an' fly
While sinnahs loud fur pa'don cry,
When ol' Sis' Judy pray.
"When Ol' Sis' Judy Pray" by James Edwin Campbell
(There's "that poor boy who went astray,"
And lined her gentle brow;
There's "them that's wand'rin' fur away,"
And "them that's in their grave to-day"
And “beck'nin’” to her now.)
"The Church upon the Hill" by John O Brien
She sleeps; and where the silent moonbeams sink
Thro' diamond panes,--soft as a ghost of snow,--
In wide, white jets, the lion-fur seems to drink
With tawny jaws its wasted, winey glow.
"The Sleeper" by Madison Julius Cawein
You lay beside me singing in the sunshine;
The rough, white fur, unloosened at the neck,
Showed the smooth skin, fair as the Almond blossoms,
On which the sun could find no flaw or fleck.
""Lost Delight"" by Laurence Hope
And to make it a grave he has come to the spot,
And he delves in the ancient dead's long home;
Their fames, their achievements, the man knows not;
The furred thing is all to him — nothing Rome!
"The Roman Gravemounds" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Lady Gaga Tweets About Her Hermes Fur Coat , Fans and PETA Outraged (Poll).
It's HOT but you're not in a fur coat .
Revision of C1063 - 12a Standard Specification for Installation of Lathing and Furring to Receive Interior and Exterior Portland Cement-Based Plaster.
Revision of C1063 - 11b Standard Specification for Installation of Lathing and Furring to Receive Interior and Exterior Portland Cement-Based Plaster.
Revision of C1063 - 08 Standard Specification for Installation of Lathing and Furring to Receive Interior and Exterior Portland Cement-Based Plaster.
In case you missed the tree reference in their name, Anaheim fuzz rock band Douglas and the Furs play a brand of retro fuzz rock that's steadily branching out into OC's underground music scene.
Mongolian gazelles , medium-sized antelope with a heart-shaped patch of white fur on their rump, are among the last great herds of migratory wildlife.
A couple of fur trappin' and ginseng grown' brothers.
Mary-Kate took the plunge in a gold gown, which she paired with a fur stole.
Wealthy Merchant and Fur Trader.
Desk, designed by Frank Furness, American, 1839-1912.
"A Rondy is a rendezvous," said Al La France, president of the CNY Independent Fur Harvesters of Central New York.
Regardless of how cold it gets, the streets of Russian cities in winter are reminiscent of a fur fashion catwalk, with a kaleidoscope of women in pelts of all sizes, colors and designs.
Don't get cat hair on your tux : the Fur Ball is this weekend.
WHETHER fake or farm-raised, fur makes a fashionable fall accessory.
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In science:

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Visual Physics Analysis (VISPA) - Concepts and First Applications
LM03] Leech D.; Machover M. (2003): Qualified Majority Voting: The Effect of the Quota, in: European Governance, Jahrbuch f¨ur Neue Politische ¨Okonomie, ed.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
ZP thanks the members of the Max-Planck-Institut f¨ur Kernphysik in Heidelberg for their hospitality and support, acknowledges support by the Czech Science Foundation in Prague under grant no. 202/09/0084, and thanks J.
Spectral fluctuation properties of constrained unitary ensembles of Gaussian-distributed random matrices
Hadwiger, Einfache Herleitung der isoperimetrischen Ungleichung f¨ur abgesclossene Punktmengen, Math.
Random symmetrizations of measurable sets
LINDQVIST, On the definition and properties of p-superharmonic functions, Journal f¨ur die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik 365, 1986, pp.
Hardy's Inequality from a Logarithmic Caccioppoli Estimate
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