Definitions

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  • n. The act or process of grafting or mending.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of grafting or mending.
  • n. The process of repairing broken feathers or a deficient wing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A graft; something added to a thing to extend or repair it.
  • n. In falconry, the operation or method of mending broken feathers.

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Examples

  • Few fleets S. carrier fleet climb on the cap with S. imping fleets covering, such sea tide overurun th insider.

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  • Shawn's imping that he's the Tactical Operations Center in Washington, issuing codes.

    Forgetfulness

  • French fashion of imping, which the Southron call graffing.

    The Abbot

  • Egyptian, and old Mesopotamian, of Persian and Græco-Latin fruits, by long Time deteriorated, upon the strong young stock of Arab genius; and the result, as usual after such imping, was a shoot of exceptional luxuriance and vitality.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Gillette was now “imping”—pretending to be someone else.

    The Blue Nowhere

  • The gentleman of those days could scarce read and write; but he spoke in two languages, played at least one musical instrument as a matter of course, and possessed a number of other accomplishments, from the imping of hawk's feathers, to the mystery of venery, with knowledge of every beast and bird, its time of grace and when it was seasonable.

    Sir Nigel

  • Græco-Latin fruits, by long Time deteriorated, upon the strong young stock of Arab genius; and the result, as usual after such imping, was a shoot of exceptional luxuriance and vitality.

    Arabian nights. English

  • This was particularly the case with respect to the treatment of the hawk, which the old man seemed to have under his peculiar care, and, according to Master Simon, was in a fair way to ruin: the latter had a vast deal to say about _casting_, and _imping_, and _gleaming_, and _enseaming_, and giving the hawk the

    Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists

  • Reginald Heber, then composing his Prize Poem, and imping his wings for a long flight of honourable distinction, is now dead in a foreign land -- Hodgson and other able men all entombed.

    The Journal of Sir Walter Scott From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford

  • The obligation IN NO WAY, seeks to imping upon the normal legal responsibilities and duty of a Mason, as a citizen in the wider sense.

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