lath lath  /ˈlæθ/


  • (n) a narrow thin strip of wood used as backing for plaster or to make latticework


  1. On nearby slabs already dry, they worked in crews of two and three, laying bricks, raising studs, nailing lath, painting, sheathing, shingling.
  2. Samples: 25 for a piece of hand-split lath; $100 for enough bricks to face an ordinary fireplace.
  3. For six long years of war, news from embattled China funneled through the tumbledown, mud--lath buildings of the Chungking Press Hostel.


  • Fishin' accomplished

    I’m a certified landsman, in the words of Melville, passing my days pent up in plaster and lath, clinched to a desk. In need of escape, I accounted it high time to get to sea. OK, maybe the “Moby-Dick” references are overblown. I didn’t exactly ship out on...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: New York Post

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  • "Lath is an automatic selection as long as he's fit, and I know that," Huxley said before the clash with the South Africans at Newlands. "He's been the world's best fullback for the last few years now. He's shown that and it's hard to top....
    on Jun 16, 2007 By: Julian Huxley Source: Daily Telegraph

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