In some instances a small amount of mortar is placed over each of the furring strips.
Temporarily hard water may be softened by boiling; the lime will be deposited, as may be seen in the "furring" of tea-kettles.
We put in the winter there, furring, and every time he came home from the round of traps, he'd sell me all the pelts.
In the winter the northern people move up the bays and go "furring."
Another cause of disaster is the furring up of the pipes with the lime deposited by hard water when heated.
Stone buildings can be converted into good silos by furring out and double boarding on the inside.
A piece of furring strip should be run from the top of the pipe to the wall.
furring employs large numbers of foreign males, and some thousands of both native and foreign females.
Though the fur trapper as a rule is a most gentle creature, the "quality of mercy is not strained" in furring.
Wooden studding, furring, or lathing should not under any circumstances be placed against a chimney.
late 14c. "trimming or lining of a garment" (implied c.1300 in surname Furhode "fur hood"), probably from Old French fourrer "to line, sheathe," from fuerre "sheath, covering," from Frankish *fodr or another Germanic source (cf. Old Frisian foder "coat lining," Old High German fotar "a lining," German Futter, Gothic fodr "sword sheath"), from Proto-Germanic *fodram "sheath."
Sense transferred in English from the notion of a lining to the thing used in it. First applied early 15c. to animal hair still on the animal.
I'le make the fur Flie 'bout the eares of the old Cur. [Butler, "Hudibras," 1663]As a verb, from c.1300, from Old French fourrer. Related: Furred; furring.