lath-work

lathing

[lath-ing, lah-thing]
noun
1.
the act or process of applying lath.
2.
a quantity of lath in place.
3.
material used as lath.
Also called lathwork [lath-wurk, lahth-] , for defs 1, 2.


Origin:
1535–45; lath + -ing1

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Word Origin & History

lath
O.E. *laððe, variant of lætt "lath," apparently from P.Gmc. *laþþo (cf. O.N. latta, M.Du., Ger. latte "lath," M.H.G. lade "plank," which is source of Ger. Laden "counter," hence, "shop").

lathe
"machine for turning," 1310, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Dan. drejelad "turning-lathe," O.N. hlaða "pile of shavings under a lathe," related to hlaða "to load, lade.")
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