Business / Taxes / STRIPS: STRIPS, an acronym for separate trading of registered interest and principal of securities, are special issues of US Treasury zero-coupon bonds. They're created and sold by brokerage firms, not by the government. The bonds are prestripped, which means that the issue is separated into the principal and a series of individual interest payments, and each of those parts is offered separately as a zero-coupon security.
Business / Construction / Furring Strips: Strips of wood, often 1 X 2 and used to shim out and provide a level fastening surface for a wall or ceiling. MORE
Life Style / Painting / Filler Strips: Strips made from specially treated wood, metal. Fiber or plastic in the center of a paintbrush, creating a reservoir of paint, thereby greatly increasing the paint carrying capacity. MORE