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rab·bet·ing

(rab'et-ing),
Obsolete term for making congruous stepwise cuts on apposing bone surfaces for stability after impaction.
[Fr. raboter, to plane]

rab·bet·ing

(rab'ĕt-ing)
Making congruous stepwise cuts on apposing bone surfaces for stability after impaction.
[Fr. raboter, to plane]
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Bottoms set in grooves in the lower edge of the side pieces are strongest (particularly if you use plywood for your bottom), but you can also fit the bottom boards flush inside the box or in rabbets and nail or screw in from the sides.
On April 4, 1663, he records "We had a Fricasse of rabbets and chicken--a leg of mutton boiled--three carps in a dish--a great dish of a side of lamb--a dish of roasted pigeons--a dish of four lobsters--three tarts--a lamphrey pie, a most rare pie--a dish of anchoves--good wine of al sorts; and all things mighty noble and to my great content.
Woodworkers, cabinetmakers and furniture makers can use the dado set to create strong joinery such as tenons, rabbets, box joints and corner lap, among others.
Edgar Rabbets, 85, from Margate, Kent, was an infantryman with the 5th Northants Regiment, detailed to slow down the German advance.
Begin by mitering the ends of each 2-by-4 to the base dimensions mentioned above, then cut the 1- by 3 1/2-inch rabbets into the 2-by-4s as shown in sketch below.