American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Architecture A convex decorative molding having parallel strips resembling thin reeds.
- n. Parallel grooves cut into the edge of a coin at right angles to the faces.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Thatching.
- n. In architecture, a series of small convex or beaded moldings designed for ornament; also, the convex fluting or cabling characterizing some types of column.
- n. The milling on the edge of a coin.
- n. In silk-weaving. See the quotation.
- n. Decorative moulding of parallel strips that resemble reeds.
- n. Milling on the edge of a coin.
- v. present participle of reed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) A small convex molding; a reed (see
Illust.(i) of molding); one of several set close together to decorate a surface; also, decoration by means of reedings; -- the reverse of fluting.
- n. The nurling on the edge of a coin; -- commonly called
“Piece by piece, as he had been able to afford them, he had been ordering the presses, the stamping machine, and a little "reeding" or milling machine for the edges of the coins.”
“reeding," or roughened edge, is stamped sharply, and we can tell just what the coin is by feeling of it with the finger, even in the dark.”
“As for the 3rd tipe well, you show me the won person who's life has bin impruved by reeding and I will show you a commy smarteepants who ot to be slaped for thinking he is beter than me.”
“But innsted these stoodents lern abowt stoopid stuff like math and reeding and sience and the sience part is the wurst because that goes agenst God.”
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“April 10th, 2009 at 1: 15 pm loses, not looses, jon. yor speeling iz getin wurse frum reeding all doze comentz.”
“Dear cuzin Cyril, you are reeding this becuz I have capshured you.”
“Jeff Ambio, the B&M cataloguer, suggests that the reeding may be indicative of the change in the weight standard for large cents, which were lightened in 1796 from 208 grains to 168 grains.”
“With the equipment at the U.S. Mint before 1828, it was difficult to apply edge reeding.”
“Mint officials experimented with reeding on large cents and then abandoned the idea.”
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