Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of inserting a shoot or scion taken from one tree into the stem or some other part of another, in such a manner that they unite and produce fruit of the kind belonging to the tree from which the scion was taken. The methods of grafting are of great variety, designated by the words whip, splice, cleft, saddle, crown, etc. In whip-grafting, or tongue-grafting, the stock and scion, of equal size, are fitted together by tongues cut in each, and tightly bound (whipped or lashed) until they are well united in growth. Splice-grafting is performed by cutting the ends of the scion and stock completely across in an oblique direction, in such a way that the sections are of the same shape, then laying the oblique surfaces together so that the one exactly fits the other, and securing them by tying or otherwise. In cleft-grafting the stock is cleft down, and the graft, cut in the shape of a wedge at its lower end, is inserted into the cleft. In saddle-grafting the end of the stock is cut in the form of a wedge, and the base of the scion, slit up or cleft for the purpose, is affixed. Crowngrafting, or rind-grafting, is performed by cutting the lower end of the scion in a sloping direction, while the head of the stock is cut over horizontally and a slit is made through the inner bark; a piece of wood, bone, ivory, or other such substance, resembling the thinned end of the scion, is inserted in the top of the slit between the alburnum and the inner bark and pushed down in order to raise the bark, so that the thin end of the scion may be introduced without being bruised; the edges of the bark on each side are then brought close to the scion, and the whole is bound with matting and clayed.
- n. In carpentry, the joining of two piles or beams endwise; scarfing.
- n. Joining; splicing; specifically, splicing a rope by unlaying and relaying the strands of the ends to be joined, or, in knitting, adding one piece to another.
- n. In bee-culture, the substitution of eggs or larvæ in queen-cells for the original occupants.
- n. The practice of taking or making ‘graft’; the practice of stealing money or its equivalent, especially in positions of trust, in ways not. easily detected or punishable.
- v. present participle of graft.
- n. horticulture The act, art, or process of inserting grafts.
- n. nautical The act or method of weaving a cover for a ring, rope end, etc.
- n. surgery The transplanting of a portion of flesh or skin to a denuded surface; autoplastic.
- n. carpentry A scarfing or endwise attachment of one timber to another.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) The act or method of weaving a cover for a ring, rope end, etc.
- n. (Surg.) The transplanting of a portion of flesh or skin to a denuded surface; autoplasty.
- n. (Carp.) A scarfing or endwise attachment of one timber to another.
- n. the act of grafting something onto something else
“Skin grafting procedures may be required to repair the damage.”
“I have had the mohs procedure with skin grafting on my nose (about the same area that you have) just last week and am still healing with sutures in place.”
“Of Human Bandage Medical treatise on early skin grafting techniques.”
“Bio-engineered skin, originally developed for bulk-grafting, is finding an industrial niche as an alternative to animal (and, presumably, human) testing.”
“Cross skin grafting established genetic identity, renal disease was brought under control with medications and dialysis, and we were ready to apply our laboratory-tested surgical technique to man.”
“The uni-terminal transplantation consists in grafting one extremity of a vessel on to another part of the vascular system, and includes many different varieties.”
“In the outcome, it proved impossible to distinguish between the two kinds of twins by skin grafting, but the causal connexion between Owen's phenomenon and our own was obvious, and we were now confident of our ability to make adult animals accept tissue homografts by reproducing in the laboratory the very state of affairs that had come about by natural accident in twin cattle.”
“There is another way of grafting, which is called grafting in the scutchion, which howsoeuer it is estéemed, yet is it troublesome, incertaine, and to small purpose: the season for it is in summer, from”
“Fat transfer - or "grafting" - from one part of the body to another is not new, especially from the buttocks to the breasts.”
“I couldn’t agree more, Maureen, that the prospect of lace grafting is terrifying.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘grafting’.
I'm specifically looking for terms from "old arboriculture," but it's an open list.
I'm especially fond of ones written by Charles Sanders Peirce.
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee,
And live alone ...
Inspired by reading Aurelia C. Scott, 2007, Otherwise Normal People: Inside the Thorny World of Competitive Rose Gardening. I also have a list for names of rose varieties.
Looking for tweets for grafting.