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  • v. Present participle of pan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process in which heavier ores are concentrated by agitating a sample of crushed ore under water in a shallow pan, thus washing away the lighter particles from the sample. See pan{1}, v. t. and pan{1}, v. i.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, especially gold-mining, metal (gold) obtained in the process of panning. See pan, transitive verb, 1.
  • n. In tea manuf., treatment of the material in an iron vessel: in old Chinese practice, a light roasting of the leaf before and between rollings, now dispensed with in India
  • n. in making green tea, a steaming of the fresh leaf in its own juices to wither it for rolling
  • n. in Japan, same as pan-firing.

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