Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which is removed by stripping.
- n. plural The last milk drawn from a cow, procured by a downward stripping action of the thumb and forefinger.
- n. In fish-culture, the operation of pressing ripe spawn or milt out of the live fish.
- n. In quarrying and mining, the act of removing the superficial detritus, soil, etc., preparatory to opening a mine or quarry, or to lay bare the surface for examination; also, the material thus removed.
- n. Same as strip.
- n. In textile-coloring and -finishing, the process of removing color from material either to lighten the tint or to prepare the fabric to receive a different color.
- n. In the preparation of raw silk for use, the removal of sericin or silk-gelatin from the surface of the fibers by working them for a longer or shorter time in soap solutions heated nearly to the boiling-point.
- n. In the manufacture of toilet-soap, the reduction of stock soap in bars to thin ribbons or strips by passage through a slicing-machine and rubbing-rollers. These strips, dried and ground, are afterward compressed into bars or tablets, yielding what is known as milled soap.
- n. In electrotyping, the removal of the wax mold from the copper duplicate it has produced, usually by the agency of heat on an iron table made for this purpose.
- n. In the tobacco industry: The operation of pulling the leaves from the stem and tying them in ‘hands,’ which takes place after drying but for which the material must be damp.
- n. The same as stemming, 3.
- v. present participle of strip.
- n. The act of one who strips.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of one who strips.
- n. The last milk drawn from a cow at a milking.
- n. the removal of covering
“We all know how important the weather stripping is on a door to keep the air out and the warmth in, but with Energy Star rated doors, more attention is focused on the weather stripping giving you a much tighter seal then older doors.”
“Several of the men were involved in stripping stolen cars and selling the parts to raise money for the group.”
“Specialists in stripping us of what we could live, experiment, and know beyond our borders, the officials of the DIE tell me that I am not authorized to travel "for the time being.”
“They fight not for WV-style rural populism but for the elimination of the estate tax and for stripping from the EPA the right to regulate emissions.”
“And stripping is a different issue than prostitution, though the work can perhaps intersect in some places, as someone observed up-thread.”
“Most of the feminists I know – at least the ones for whom the label forms a big part of their activism, politics and identity – are pro sex work, and many are sex workers themselves (involved in stripping or some aspect of the porn industry or frequently both).”
“In her view, O'Donnell won the moment -- evidenced by her joy and the hoots from her supporters -- as she had succeeded in stripping the veneer off of the generally unflappable Coons, exposing his essence as a high-brow elitist.”
“What do you think about the power dynamic inherent in stripping and how it affects issues of empowerment and exploitation?”
“Harold Ickes was instrumental in stripping them of their delegates.”
“Also, anyone involved in stripping down foreclosed homes and selling the scrap is definitely making a profit here. —”
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