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fining


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fine  \Fine\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fined};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fining}.]  [From  {Fine},  a.] 
  1.  To  make  fine;  to  refine;  to  purify,  to  clarify;  as  to 
  fine  gold. 
 
  It  hath  been  fined  and  refined  by  .  .  .  learned  men. 
  --Hobbes. 
 
  2.  To  make  finer,  or  less  coarse,  as  in  bulk,  texture,  etc.; 
  as  to  fine  the  soil.  --L.  H.  Bailey. 
 
  3.  To  change  by  fine  gradations;  as  (Naut.),  to  fine  down  a 
  ship's  lines,  to  diminish  her  lines  gradually. 
 
  I  often  sate  at  home  On  evenings,  watching  how  they 
  fined  themselves  With  gradual  conscience  to  a 
  perfect  night.  --Browning. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fining  \Fin"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  imposing  a  fin?. 
 
  2.  The  process  of  fining  or  refining;  clarification;  also 
  (Metal.),  the  conversion  of  cast  iron  into  suitable  for 
  puddling,  in  a  hearth  or  charcoal  fire. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  used  to  refine;  especially,  a  preparation  of 
  isinglass,  gelatin,  etc.,  for  clarifying  beer. 
 
  {Fining  pot},  a  vessel  in  which  metals  are  refined.  --Prov. 
  xvii.  3. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fining 
  n  :  the  act  of  imposing  a  fine  [syn:  {fine}] 




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