lathing

[ lath-ing, lah-thing ]SEE DEFINITION OF lathing
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LATHING

This inviting or "bidding" was usually called "lating" or "lathing;" from the A.-S.

The outer walls of a stone house should always be firred off inside for lathing and plastering, to keep them thoroughly dry.

All corners and angles should be framed solid and have two-inch projections for lathing.

This schoolhouse, even to the lathing, was made of black walnut that was sawed at a local mill.

In at least one of the Oraibi kivas the plastering of the wall is laid on sticks that form a kind of lathing.

Wooden studding, furring, or lathing should not under any circumstances be placed against a chimney.

There will be no lathing, except occasionally on the ceilings; even this will not be necessary.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., probably from Old English *læððe, variant of lætt "lath," apparently from a Proto-Germanic *laþþo (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse latta, Middle Dutch, German latte "lath," Dutch lat, Middle High German lade "plank," which is source of German Laden "counter," hence, "shop"). As a verb, 1530s, from the noun.

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