lath vs lathe

lath lathe


  • 1) A thin, narrow strip, fastened to the rafters, studs, or floor beams of a building, for the purpose of supporting a covering of tiles, plastering, etc.
  • 2) A quantity of laths; lathing.
  • 3) A thin strip of wood or metal, usually nailed in rows to framing supports as a substructure for plaster, shingles, slates, or tiles.
  • 4) Work made with or from lath.
  • 5) A building material, such as a sheet of metal mesh, used for similar purposes.
  • 6) a long, slender brick, used in making the floor on which malt is placed in the drying kiln.
  • 7) A thin, narrow strip of wood, nailed to the rafters, studs, or floor beams of a building, for the purpose of supporting the tiles, plastering, etc. A corrugated metallic strip or plate is sometimes used.
  • 8) a slender nail for fastening laths.
  • 9) a narrow thin strip of wood used as backing for plaster or to make latticework
  • 10) A thin narrow strip of wood, used in building to form the groundwork for a roof or for the plastering of walls and ceilings.
  • 11) The bow-part of a crossbow.
  • 12) See lathe.
  • 13) In mining, one of the sharpened planks driven in advance of the excavation in sinking shafts in loose ground. See forepale, 2.
  • 14) To cover or line with laths.
  • 15) To build, cover, or line with laths.


  • 1) A machine tool used to shape a piece of material, or workpiece, by rotating the workpiece against a cutting tool.
  • 2) obsolete A granary; a barn.
  • 3) obsolete An administrative division of the county of Kent, in England, from the Anglo-Saxon period until it fell entirely out of use in the early twentieth century.
  • 4) The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; a lay, or batten.
  • 5) A machine for shaping a piece of material, such as wood or metal, by rotating it rapidly along its axis while pressing a fixed cutting or abrading tool against it.
  • 6) a lathe operated by hand; a power turning lathe without an automatic feed for the tool.
  • 7) a turning lathe in which the cutting tool has an automatic feed; -- used chiefly for turning and boring metals, cutting screws, etc.
  • 8) The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; -- called also lay and batten.
  • 9) Formerly, a part or division of a county among the Anglo-Saxons. At present it consists of four or five hundreds, and is confined to the county of Kent.
  • 10) a lathe which is driven by a treadle worked by the foot.
  • 11) a small lathe which, from its high speed, is adapted for drilling; a hand lathe.
  • 12) a lathe for turning irregular forms after a given pattern, as lasts, gunstocks, and the like.
  • 13) (Mach.) A machine for turning, that is, for shaping articles of wood, metal, or other material, by causing them to revolve while acted upon by a cutting tool.
  • 14) a small lathe worked by one hand, while the cutting tool is held in the other.
  • 15) machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool
  • 16) That part of a loom in which the reed is fixed, and by the movements of which the weft-threads are laid parallel to each other, shot after shot, in the process of weaving.
  • 17) See sanding-machine.
  • 18) A barn or granary.
  • 19) A machine for working wood, metals, or other substances by causing the material to turn with greater or less speed, according to the nature of the material and the work to be performed, before a tool which is held at rest relatively to the peripheral motion of the object operated upon.
  • 20) In England, apart or large division of a county, comprising several hundreds: a term now confined to the county of Kent, in which there are five of these lathes or divisions. See rape.
  • 21) To shape with a lathe.
  • 22) transitive To invite; bid; ask.
  • 23) computer graphics To produce a 3D model by rotating a set of points around a fixed axis.
  • 24) Toinvite;bid;ask.
  • 25) To cut or shape on a lathe.


  • 1) Behind him a crack had worked its way up the wall and finished in an estuary of lath at the ceiling.
  • 2) he asked, suddenly following the crack in the wall up to the lath estuary.
  • 3) If we're living in the house, can't very well tear out all that old plaster and lath.
  • 4) Pondicherry is about four leagues in extent; the houses are built with brick, but the Indians use only wood, in the manner which we call lath and plaster.
  • 5) Why, tossing the remaining lath from the reno over the side of the deck, picking it up at the bottom, and loading it into garbage cans to take out to the bin, of course.
  • 6) In traditional plaster over wire lath construction in the US there doesn't seem to be the concern, but this could be because the wire lath is probably galvanized, and there's three layers of plaster (scratch, brown, and finish coats) used.
  • 7) In one corner of the room he pried up the tiles of the flooring for the space of a square foot, and cut away the planking underneath, leaving nothing but some thin lath and plaster between them and the room below.
  • 8) (And for those of you who feel inclined to tell me I shouldn't be doing this stuff, I add: lath is very lightweight, and I was being aware to stop when I felt like I was getting warm and to drink lots.
  • 9) · Expanded metal lath, which is formed by slitting thin gauge sheets and expanding them in the direction perpendicular to the slits, has about the same strength as welded mesh, but is stiffer and hence provides better impact resistance and better crack control.
  • 10) To the little boy the lath is a horse, to the older boy it becomes a sword.
  • 11) When hung in this manner five or six plants to the lath are the usual number unless they are very large.
  • 12) ‘That's the condition you will wish to duplicate, and this can be done with slatted frames made of furring strips on which laths are tacked one half inch apart.’
  • 13) ‘Most ceilings are held in position by the adherence of the plaster to wooden laths, which are nailed to joists above.’
  • 14) ‘The arch, which frames the stage like a massive soccer goal, was made by master craftsmen using laths and plaster.’
  • 15) ‘In the manner of handbows of the same period, early Western crossbows featured wood laths and long power strokes (compared to later examples.)’
  • 16) ‘A grid of supple oak laths was laid flat, then gradually lowered over 15 weeks to its undulating form.’
  • 17) ‘I broke these wood laths over my knee and nailed them onto the cardboard to make a frame.’
  • 18) ‘Porous woven ceilings under the tile roofs are made of local wood laths woven in the traditional way as they often are in fences and partitions.’
  • 19) ‘The first thing you should do is cut three laths from a length of 3in x 1 ½ in timber.’
  • 20) ‘Pollen traps constructed from petroleum jelly on microscope slides were attached to vertical wooden laths facing the direction of the prevailing wind.’
  • 21) ‘An on-the-spot verification revealed that various construction materials like pipes, trusses, joists and ceiling laths were gathering rust on the ground in the project's campus.’
  • 22) ‘The shell consists of two double layers of 40 x 20 mm softwood laths at 400 mm centres pin-jointed together with more than 1000 bolts.’
  • 23) ‘A motorcycle and sidecar stood somewhat incongruously outside a yurt, a large domed tent constructed of sections of felt stitched over a framework of laths.’
  • 24) ‘The laths occur in bundles or packets with low angle boundaries between the laths.’
  • 25) ‘The whole of this side is clad in larch laths, penetrated by entrance doors and strips of windows that reflect the arrangements of the individual families.’
  • 26) ‘Materials are carefully chosen to create a calm and welcoming atmosphere for instance, oiled oak floor and balustrades, white stained pine laths in ceilings.’
  • 27) ‘It's finished in the sense that there are paneled walls and not just exposed beams and studs and lath.’
  • 28) ‘They tested four-person suites with an assortment of options, such as restored or new flooring, restored or replaced windows, and restored plaster and lath walls or new veneered plaster walls.’
  • 29) ‘Other materials sold by the bundle include things like wooden stakes, lath and wooden shims.’
  • 30) ‘The wall insulation is subsequently covered with lath and plaster.’
  • 31) ‘The roof of a one-time fine farmstead is falling in, a gable end collapsed, lath and plaster rotting - romantic?’
  • 32) ‘In these areas, the layers of plaster are pulling away from the underlying strips of wood lath which support it.’
  • 33) ‘First, a scratch coat is troweled onto the lath; the plaster oozes through the lath and grips the backing when it hardens.’
  • 34) ‘Fasten the corners of the gypsum lath or wallboard to the existing lath behind the plaster.’
  • 35) ‘Our choice would be to remove just the plaster and screw three-eighth-inch drywall directly onto the lath.’
  • 36) ‘The lath-and-plaster technique involves constructing a frame with rebar and attaching diamond metal lath (the same lath used for plastering walls) with tie wire to the frame.’
  • 37) ‘Cut lath and plaster with a reciprocating saw fitted with a coarse, wood-cutting blade.’
  • 38) ‘A ‘scratch coat’ of Portland cement and sand is then plastered onto the lath and allowed to dry.’
  • 39) ‘If you are nailing over a lath and plaster ceiling, longer nails may be needed.’


  • 1) Standing before a capstan lathe had made existence tolerable by providing the ambition to excel at what he was doing.
  • 2) Aye, W. H. Scaife, them's my works, fresh off the lathe, I'm the poet sirrah.
  • 3) Worked at the bobbin mill down to the pond, tended a pup lathe till she up and took religion.
  • 4) This casting is then placed in an instrument called a _portrait lathe_ (of which we have a very perfect one at the Mint, which I caused to be made at Paris), and reduced fac-similes of it are turned by the lathe, thus preparing for us the dies which we need.
  • 5) Both can earn more money than each can earn separately, and the skilled man who formerly worked the second lathe is released.
  • 6) The lathe is a circular vise that can hold a drill bit or a blade and rotates at a high rate of speed, Mr. Riggs said.
  • 7) They use a machine called a lathe to spin the wood, and special cutting tools to shape it.
  • 8) The lathe, which is essential to make many of the more complex tools on the Forbes list, is a mechanism for rotating work to be shaped with a knife.
  • 9) It is selected from the in-feed scale of the lathe, which is determined by the feed gear, according to the proportion a: s.
  • 10) A fairly high speed is desirable, and may be obtained either by foot, or, if power is available, is readily got by connecting to the speed cone of a lathe, which is presumably permanently belted to the motor.
  • 11) The lathe was a pleasure to him, and so with bench work, and within ten days a new and larger wagon was turned out.
  • 12) -- The important things about a lathe are the spindle bearings and the ways for the tool-holder.
  • 13) ‘I take the bulk away with a wood lathe tool, take it down and smooth it out with clay tools, and buff it with a rubber pad.’
  • 14) ‘High Schools of the day offered some pretty good metal working programs in classrooms outfitted with lathes, milling machines and shapers.’
  • 15) ‘Visitors were also shown vases that were cast from the same material and turned on a wood lathe.’
  • 16) ‘Veneer is made by placing a cut log on a giant lathe and then rotating it against a cutter.’
  • 17) ‘A woodturner needs a lathe and some basic tools.’
  • 18) ‘He built his own tools - lathes and presses - mixed his inks, shaped the spheres, and printed all of his own maps, probably relying on increasingly available atlases.’
  • 19) ‘After leaving school at 14, he worked in an engineering workshop where he learnt to use a metal lathe and other equipment.’
  • 20) ‘The lathe has a material feed mechanism and will turn out cases as long as it has rod to feed.’
  • 21) ‘Industrial accidents, too, are common, especially to people using high-speed machinery such as grinders, drills, saws, lathes or milling machines without adequate eye protection.’
  • 22) ‘Across the alley three men sat on the floor in an open room beside lathes and other machine shop equipment, each one busily manufacturing a gun.’
  • 23) ‘In addition to the belt-driven machines, there is an electric lathe and an electric drill press.’
  • 24) ‘Other aluminum bearing applications are in heavy tooling, such as boring mills, presses, lathes, milling machines, and grinding mills, and as hydraulic pump bushings.’
  • 25) ‘For example, around 1750 Antoine Thiout introduced the innovation of equipping a lathe with a screw drive.’
  • 26) ‘When Jonathan was 12, he started turning wood on a lathe.’
  • 27) ‘Since he was interested in tools, we showed him a simple lathe (a tool he had wished he could use) in a glass case at the Science Museum in London.’
  • 28) ‘In middle school, I also took wood shop and eventually became obsessed with the wood lathe.’
  • 29) ‘He will turn wood on a lathe and tend the museum's medieval garden, which has plants for household, culinary and medicinal use.’
  • 30) ‘He had a workshop with a lathe and other tools, where he used to go to commune in spirit with the horny handed sons of toil.’
  • 31) ‘You notice the lathe and the other tools first, crafted down to each groove and handle.’
  • 32) ‘His huge wind-measuring instrument with its giant dials had a room of its own and there was another for his tools and lathes.’
  • 33) ‘The mandapa remained a square, though it was now distinguished by circular columns, the shafts of which had been lathed and thus acquired a number of parallel knife-edges.’
  • 34) ‘The place wasn't wealthy: the plates were rough lathed wood, grease from meals soaked into it.’

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