nailing


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nailing

In roofing, the process of fixing roofing materials to the substrate. In exposed nailing, the nails are left exposed to the weather. In concealed nailing, the nails are protected by the next sheet of roofing material.
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In the moving nothing suited her better than to trot up and down, lugging heavy things, to pound her fingers black and blue nailing carpets and curtains, and the day she nearly broke her neck tumbling down the cellar stairs, in her eagerness to see that Mrs.
And they knew not how to love their God otherwise than by nailing men to the cross!
The carpenter should be set to work nailing three-inch battens along the deck below, fore and aft, to keep these boxes from shifting in a sea-way.