a long discourse or essay, especially a diatribe.
an informal letter, account, or other piece of writing.
a strip of plaster or wood applied to a surface to be plastered to serve as a guide for making a true surface.
a wooden strip serving as a guide for making a true level surface on a concrete pavement or the like.
a board or metal strip dragged across a freshly poured concrete slab to give it its proper level.
British Dialect. a fragment or shred, as of cloth.
a tear or rip, especially in cloth.
a drinking bout.