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furring

[fur-ing] /ˈfɜr ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of lining, trimming, or clothing with fur:
Furring this coat will take several weeks.
2.
the fur used:
What kind of furring would you like?
3.
the formation of a coating of matter on something, as on the tongue:
A heavy furring could mean a high fever.
4.
Building Trades.
  1. the attaching of strips of wood or the like (furring strips) to a wall or other surface, as to provide an even support for lath or to provide an air space between the wall and plasterwork.
  2. material used for this purpose.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see fur, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for fur ring strips

furring

/ˈfɜːrɪŋ/
noun
1.
  1. short for furring strip
  2. the fixing of furring strips
  3. furring strips collectively
2.
the formation of fur on the tongue
3.
trimming of animal fur, as on a coat or other garment, or furs collectively
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