Paling board
Paling Pal"ing, n. 1. Pales, in general; a fence formed with pales or pickets; a limit; an inclosure. [1913 Webster]

They moved within the paling of order and decorum. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of placing pales or stripes on cloth; also, the stripes themselves. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Paling board}, one of the slabs sawed from the sides of a log to fit it to be sawed into boards. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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