Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of wall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of making a wall or walls.
  • n. Walls, in general; material for walls.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. [wall, verb] The process of reinforcing the sides of a vertical shaft with tubbing or staves to prevent displacement sidewise by pressure of the earth. It is done either with planks or steel, or, in important and permanent workings, with brick.
  • n. In billiards, same as bricole, 4.
  • n. Walls collectively; materials for walls.
  • n. In mining, the brick or stone lining of a shaft; steining.
  • n. The act of boiling; a boiling.

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Examples

  • An Aug. 1, 2002, memo describes the practice of "walling" -- recently revealed in a report by the International Committee of the Red Cross, which suggested that detainees wore a "collar" used to "forcefully bang the head and body against the wall" before and during interrogation.

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  • For the technique that they called "walling" - getting slammed against a "fake wall" -- there was extreme care that went toward ensuring that the detainee's neck was supported by a towel.

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  • But first, the methods used, they include water-boarding, walling, something called walling even using stinging insects.

    CNN Transcript Apr 16, 2009

  • More on that in a moment, but, first, the methods used -- they include water-boarding, something called walling, even using stinging insects.

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  • [Footnote: Can this have anything to do with the idea of walling-in the cuckoo?] and then they slept securely, for the Roh hunted by night.

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  • -- thrown against walls forcefully, a procedure called walling;

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  • That detainees, he said, provided vital intelligence under non-violent questioning, before they were put through "walling" and waterboarding, and after toutrue they clammed up?

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  • Such approved techniques involved slapping, waterboarding, sleep deprivation, stress positions, cramped confinement, "walling" (in which detainees were slammed into a flexible wall), forced nudity, and placing a suspect in a small box with insects.

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