lath

Definitions

  • Ten Saw Gang Lath Bolter
    Ten Saw Gang Lath Bolter
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lath a narrow thin strip of wood used as backing for plaster or to make latticework
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Additional illustrations & photos:

LATHE FOR USE ON SHIPBOARD LATHE FOR USE ON SHIPBOARD
Blanchard lathe Blanchard lathe
PARTLY TURNED BLOCK ON LATHE PARTLY TURNED BLOCK ON LATHE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lath 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.
    • v. t Lath To cover or line with laths.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lath A thin narrow strip of wood, used in building to form the groundwork for a roof or for the plastering of walls and ceilings. For the former purpose the laths are nailed to the rafters to support the tiling, slating, or other roof-covering. Laths for walls and ceilings, much narrower and thinner, are nailed to the studs, with small spaces between them, into which a part of the plaster sinks when applied, forming a key or hold for the remainder. Iron laths have been used in fire-proof buildings. Sec lathing.
    • n lath The bow-part of a crossbow.
    • lath To cover or line with or as with laths.
    • n lath See lathe.
    • n lath In mining, one of the sharpened planks driven in advance of the excavation in sinking shafts in loose ground. See forepale, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lath läth a thin cleft slip of wood used in slating, plastering, &c.
    • v.t Lath to cover with laths
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. laththe, latthe, latte, AS. lætta,; akin to D. lat, G. latte, OHG. latta,; cf. W. llath, a rod, staff, yard. Cf. Lattice Latten

Usage

In literature:

Tiptoeing his way perilously over the scantlings, laths and plaster, Addison made his way back to the rear end of the meetinghouse.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Its interior was faced with lath and plaster, a plaster ceiling and a boarded floor being added.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham" by J. E. Bygate
He needs to ride his broomstick on a dangerous raid, and to charge with lath sword the redoubts of a stubborn enemy.
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts
A number of circular dies of carbon tool steel for use in tool holders of turret lathes were required.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
During the operation of grinding, the lathe should be run at a high speed and the slips applied to the work lightly, squarely and carefully.
"A Treatise on Staff Making and Pivoting" by Eugene E. Hall
Would I keep an old lathe that was worn or that I had no use for, because I'd had it a good while?
"Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864" by Various
Bronze cannon, however, could be put in the lathes to true up even the exterior.
"Artillery Through the Ages" by Albert Manucy
Harry was now engaged in building an iron lathe for their further work.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
When he saw the machinery, the lathe, and, finally, the electric battery, he stood still and gazed.
"The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns" by Roger Thompson Finlay
After this comes wood for lath used in building.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
They cut fine, delicate designs upon the glass with a lathe.
"The Story of Glass" by Sara Ware Bassett
The walls are lined with a reed lathing over which mud is plastered.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
She backed away from him, pressing closer to the lathe coop.
"Ruth Fielding at the War Front" by Alice B. Emerson
This slasher cuts up the slabs into lengths suitable for lath or fence-pickets.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
I am puzzled, as aforesaid, between its likeness to a ball, and a lath.
"Love's Meinie" by John Ruskin
A lathe, a beautiful piece of workmanship, is fashioned out of one of the guns found at Tamai.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898" by Various
Look at 'em; just so many laths, like a Venetia blind.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
Every move is as smooth and silent as a steel lathe runnin' in an oil bath.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
It went through to the lathes; beyond that barrier her tools were of no avail.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
His walls are decorated with mosaic; With the lathe his doors are turned.
"Christmas: Its Origin and Associations" by William Francis Dawson
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In poetry:

Then sped that cow-boy band away,
Full of revengeful wrath,
And Kendall Evans rode ahead
Upon a hickory lath.
"The Delectable Ballad Of The Waller Lot" by Eugene Field
And now he never writes in vain,
But a famous man is he,
With a ten soul-power and a chuck-lathe brain,
And an air of mystery.
"The Mystic" by C J Dennis
There was an Old woman of Bath,
And she was as thin as a Lath,
She was brown as a berry,
With a Nose like a Cherry;
This skinny Old Woman of Bath.
"Limericks: The History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women" by Anonymous British
Yet wars arise, though zest grows cold;
Wherefore, at whiles, as 'twere in ancient mould
He looms, bepatched with paint and lath;
But never hath he seemed the old!
"The Sick God." by Thomas Hardy
A crossbow old, with lathe and gaffle grim,
And carven stock, hung in a castle hall—
Mere bricabrac, but on the distance dim
It sketched De Jourdan's quarrel, Richard's fall.
"To A Realist" by Maurice Thompson
A house should be built or with brick or with stone,
Why, 'tis plaster and lath, and I think that's all one;
And such as it is it has stood with great fame,
Been called a Hall, and has given its name,
To Down, Down, hey derry down.
"Down-Hall. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior

In news:

Steel City Granite Mini Lathe .
The 5-speed mini- lathe has a powerful 1/2 HP motor with speeds of 500, 1300, 2100, 2750 and 3600 RPM for a wide range of turning operations.
Lathes are sized by the maximum diameter of work they're able to turn.
Yale Student Killed as Hair Gets Caught in Lathe.
CNC Machinery Lathes, CNC Machining Centers, CNC.
"It's only two weeks before the Festival of Lathes," he thought.
General International just announced the new model 25-114M1 14" x 17" variable speed Maxi -Lathe VF.
16B RED WING LATHE WITH QUICK CHUCK CHANGER.
Machine Shop Hikes Productivity By 'Turning Lathe On End '.
The company's products are used primarily in lathes, mills, CNC machines and screw machines.
Bar pullers are cost-effective alternatives to enable automated turning on CNC lathes.
Mr Sheridan notes that pullers don't take up any floor space or require an electrical interface with a lathe's control.
Get Post-Metal Giants Pelican 's 'Lathe Biosas'.
Pelican Streaming New Song, "Lathe Biosas".
Start with several pieces of scrap cherry and maple, stir well and add a few hours on the lathe.
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In science:

The rods were obtained by lathing 8 mm diameter Ergal bars, threaded at their ends.
W-band prototype of platelet feed-horn array for CMB polarisation measurements
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