noun

definition

a coating formed by hard water on the inside surface of a pipe, kettle, or other container.

example

fur or scale, not just in kettles but in other hidden parts of the hot-water system

verb

definition

coat or clog with a deposit or thick layer.

example

the so-called ‘bad’ cholesterol furs up coronary arteries

definition

level (floor or wall timbers) by inserting strips of wood.

example

the drain could be concealed by furring out the original wall

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