Moby-Dick: Lath


  1. a thin, narrow strip of wood, nailed to the studs of a building, for the purpose of supporting plaster

The word lath appears in the following sentences from Moby-Dick:

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 3 > Sentence 5:

But these are all landsmen; of week days pent up in lath and plaster—tied to counters, nailed to benches, clinched to desks.

Concordance for the word lath from Moby-Dick.

Herman Melville
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