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L'ATH, noun

1. A thin, narrow board or slip of wood nailed to the rafters of a building to support the tiles or covering.

2. A thin narrow slip of wood nailed to the studs, to support the plastering.

L'ATH, verb transitive To cover or line with laths.

L'ATH, noun [See Wapenktae.]

In some parts of England, a part or division of a county. Spenser, Spelman and Blackstone do not agree in their accounts of the lath; but according to the laws of Edward the Confessor, the lath in some counties, answered to the trithing or third part of a county in others.