from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The laying of floors in a building; also, a floor of boards or planks.

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  • noun The laying of floors in a building.
  • noun A floor of boards or planks.


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  • Luckily, too, he had set his candle on the planching floor, just wide of the cupboard entrance, and it stood burning as though nothing had happened.

    Nicky-Nan, Reservist

  • The sound whirred up through the planching twice as loud as usual.

    I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales

  • From the ceiling -- formed of rude, unplaned beams and the planching of the bedroom above -- depends a rack crowded with hams and sides of bacon, all wrapped in newspapers.

    Corporal Sam and Other Stories

  • Hour after hour the sound of their muffled conversation ascended to me through the planching, as I sat and studied -- Dumas, I think.

    The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales

  • Across the planching overhead sounded the patter of the children's bare feet.

    Major Vigoureux


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