Roughstrings Rough"strings`, n. pl. (Capr.) Pieces of undressed timber put under the steps of a wooden stair for their support. [1913 Webster]

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  • face string — noun : the outermost string of a stair often of superior material and separate from the roughstrings which in a wooden stair it conceals …   Useful english dictionary

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