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  • n  a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue
  • n  strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard

  • David Cameron in BBC News
    Mr Cameron said higher taxes and regulation were creating a "slow furring up of the arteries of the British economy".
  • George Osborne in Times Online
    We have accumulated a mass of regulation, bureaucracy and unproductive public services, and all of this has led to a slow furring up of the arteries,Mr Osborne said.

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