2. To cover with morbid matter, as the tongue. [1913 Webster]
3. (Arch.) To nail small strips of board or larger scantling upon, in order to make a level surface for lathing or boarding, or to provide for a space or interval back of the plastered or boarded surface, as inside an outer wall, by way of protection against damp. --Gwill. [1913 Webster]
Furring \Fur"ring\, n.
(a) 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.
(b) The strips thus laid on. [1913 Webster]
2. (Shipbuilding) Double planking of a ship's side. [1913 Webster]
3. A deposit from water, as on the inside of a boiler; also, the operation of cleaning away this deposit. [1913 Webster]
1: a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue
2: strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard [syn: furring strip, furring]
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