batten

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To become better; improve in condition, especially by feeding
To improve by feeding; fatten; make fat or cause to thrive due to plenteous feeding
To thrive, prosper, or live in luxury, especially at the expense of others; fare sumptuously

Robber barons who battened on the poor.

To gratify a morbid appetite or craving; gloat
A thin strip of wood used in construction to hold members of a structure together or to provide a fixing point
A long strip of wood, metal, fibreglass etc used for various purposes aboard ship, especially one inserted in a pocket sewn on the sail in order to keep the sail flat
In stagecraft, a long pipe, usually metal, affixed to the ceiling or fly system in a Theater
to fasten or secure a hatch etc using battens
To thrive by feeding; grow fat; feed oneself gluttonously
a narrow strip of wood
{n} a narrow piece of board, a scantling
{v} to flatten, indulge, form with battens
To fertilize or enrich, as land
To make fat by plenteous feeding; to fatten
To grow fat; to grow fat in ease and luxury; to glut one's self
A strip of board for use in fastening other boards together
Battens are the sticks that add structure to a sail Battens used in windsurfing sails are usually tapered (with the thinner part toward the front of the sail), so that as the battens bend, they help hold the proper shape of the sail (with the help of sail shaping or broadseaming) Battens are usually made out of fiberglass or carbon fiber, with epoxy as the matrix Battens also allow sails to be bigger than a simple triangle outline by allowing roach to be added
{i} board, piece of wood used to hold something in place
{f} grow fat; live luxuriously at the expense of another; secure with battens
Pipe or long pole suspended horizontally above the stage, upon which scenery, drapery, or lights may be hung
to batten down the hatches: see hatch. a long narrow piece of wood that is attached to other pieces of wood or another building material to strengthen them and keep them in place
Narrow strips of wood used to cover joints or as decorative vertical members over plywood or wide boards
a strip fixed to something to hold it firm
This term can be used to describe any horizontal external stabilizer, but is most often used to describe a pipe which is flown in a theatre
A strip of thin, narrow lumber used to cover or reinforce the joint between two pieces of lumber
A long strip of wood, metal, fibreglass etc used for various purposes aboard ship, esp. one inserted in a pocket sewn on the sail in order to keep the sail flat
To “batten down” is to secure the hatchway tarpaulin
length of carbon which fits in a pocket to add stiffness or shape to the kite or sail
furnish with battens; "batten ships"
A bar, usually made from steel pipe, from which scenery, lights and curtains are hung
Any straight-edged piece of timber used as a guide against which the router or portable saw passes
A strip of sawed stuff, or a scantling; Sawed timbers about 7 by 2 1/2 inches and not less than 6 feet long
Pipe hung above stage support of individual curtains, drops, scenery or lighting equipment
A long, thin strip used to strengthen a part, to cover a crack, etc
To furnish or fasten with battens
Flexible strips of wood or plastic placed in a pocket in the leech of a sail to help the sail hold its form
a strip fixed to something to hold it firm secure with battens; "batten down a ship's hatches"
furnish with battens; "batten ships
a strip fixed to something to hold it firm secure with battens; "batten down a ship's hatches" furnish with battens; "batten ships
A batten is a long strip of wood that is fixed to something to strengthen it or to hold it firm. a batten to support the base timbers
A strip of wood placed across a surface to cover joints
The movable bar of a loom, which strikes home or closes the threads of a woof
A strip of wood that's attached to a wall to provide supports for fixing fabric or paneling
Strips of wood used as a brace across one or more boards
A small piece of angle or plate welded to the heels of a two angle web member or any two parallel components to tie them together and usually located at the middle of the member
A horizontal pipe on which scenery can be hung When used for lighting purposes, this pipe is called an electric
a board used to stiffen or unitize scenery
(1) A strip of wood usually fastened to the structural deck for use in attaching a primary roof system such as tile; (2) A plastic strip, wood strip, or metal bar which is used to fasten or hold the roof and/or base flashing in place, A K A Termination Bar
A long thin piece of rectangular shaped material supporting roof tiles or covering joints between panelling
A strip of wood used in fastening the edges of a tarpaulin to the deck, also around masts to prevent chafing
A narrow strip of wood or metal used to cover vertical joints between boards or panels
a length of carbon or plastic which adds stiffness or shape to the kite or sail
stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
secure with battens; "batten down a ship's hatches"
Narrow strip of wood that may be used functionally to cover joints or as a decorative piece, applied vertically over boards
A thin flexible fiberglass strip inserted into the batten pockets in the leech of the mainsail to support the leech Long battens are 40"and short battens are 30"
If something is battened in place, it is made secure by having battens fixed across it or being closed firmly. The roof was never securely battened down
batten down
To close or make watertight, referring to hatches and cargo
batten down the hatches
To cover the hatches on a sailing ship with tarpaulins and nail the edges down with battens, to prevent water getting below-decks in a storm
batten down the hatches
Prepare for trouble
batten down the hatches
(Gemicilik) Prepare for a difficult situation
batten down the hatches
(Gemicilik) Nautical - secure a ship's tarpaulins
batten disease
{i} (Medicine) congenital disorder that attacks between the ages of 5 and 10 and causes the infected child to unexpectedly lose vision
batten down
To secure open hatches or equipment likely to fall, while the ship is underway
batten down
batten: furnish with battens; "batten ships"
batten down
To close or make watertight, usually referring to hatches
batten down
Secure hatches and loose objects both within the hull and on deck
batten down
To secure or make watertight, especially hatches and cargo
counter batten
vertical wood strips installed on sloped roofs over which horizontal battens are secured. The primary roof covering is attached or secured to these horizontal battens
battened
past of batten
battening
Furring done with small pieces nailed directly upon the wall
battening
present participle of batten
battens
plural of batten
batten
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