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/ˈsɑːkɪŋ; ˈsærkɪŋ/
(Scot & Northern English, NZ) a timber or felt cladding placed over the rafters of a roof before the tiles or slates are fixed in place
Word Origin
C15: from verbal use of sark
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  • The Captain, after he had rummaged the house, took great care to have the slates and sarking taken from the roof.

  • The first Mrs. Balwhidder lost upwards of twelve stone, which was intended for sarking to ourselves and sheets and napery.

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