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[mass noun] A structure formed with battens.
- ‘They're all heaped up in two towering piles, along with the old battening.’
- ‘This arrives in the interspace between the box and the pavilion, which is roofed and partly clad in various degrees of battening.’
- ‘Its vertical battening and large eaves evoke the Victorian cottages on Martha's Vineyard.’
- ‘At a verge on the North Street elevation, the battening to support the tiles had been cut short.’
- ‘Mid-morning the builders came, climbed the scaffold, and the house began to shake and rattle as cedar shingles were ripped off, closely followed by old battening, and then, all of a sudden, there was no roof on the study.’
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