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Homes built since the 1950s have walls that are constructed using drywall, whereas older homes have walls made of plaster over a wood, gypsum, or metal lathe.
The original photo is of Naomi in front of a lathe, bending over to peer at her work.
Distributed by the Acme photo agency, the photograph showed a young woman, her hair in a polka-dot bandanna, at an industrial lathe.
The egg shape is built like a small airplane or a canoe, on a skeleton of ribs covered with bent wood lathes, and then coated with papier-mache and glass fiber.
Its workshops are now equipped with computerised lathes and precision-measurement machines.
Crews were able to salvage one of the paintings by cutting it out of its lathe-and-plaster wall.
Other workers guide lathes and drills to yield an assortment of industrial parts — rockers for marine engines, clamps for oil pipelines, components for gearboxes of construction machinery.
All of the original detail was there: molding, doors, hinges, wainscoting, horsehair plaster with split lathe, wide pine floors and raised paneling in addition to four original fireplaces and rare gunstock posts on the second level.
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Origin and Etymology of lathe
First Known Use: 1611See Words from the same year
LATHE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lathe for English Language Learners
: a machine in which a piece of wood or metal is held and turned while being shaped by a sharp tool
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