Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of wedge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A method of joining timbers, in which the tenon is made just long enough to pass through the mortised piece, and a small wedge is driven into a saw-cut in the end of the tenon, with the effect of expanding it, and thus preventing its withdrawal.
  • n. In kneading clay for fine modeling, the process of cutting the clay to pieces, as by means of a strained wire, and then throwing the severed pieces forcibly upon the mass, the object being to expel the air.

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Examples

  • I groped my way back to my couch over the ruins of the steward's crockery, and, by a judicious use of padding, succeeded in wedging myself in tight, and so slept soundly till morning.

    The Civil War in America

  • Her disciple, George MacReady Price, came up with the idea of wedging all of geology into the Noachian Flood.

    Pharyngula

  • She caught the white of his shirt, and a boot slid into the opening, wedging the door open.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Declan set her on the bathroom counter, wedging his hips between her thighs.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • Reading her mind, Theo shot across the room to fetch the pillow, wedging it under her arm.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • I buried my face in my hands for a second and contemplated chlorinating my gene pool before wedging myself between the furry idiots and shaking them by the napes of their necks until they phased back to human.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • I clamped my jaw shut, wedging my tongue behind my teeth.

    Arcane Circle

  • She remembered that baby Freda needed a bottle and she propped up for her by wedging it between the crib slats—like a water bottle in a gerbil cage.

    Still Life, With Girl

  • The first of the great disks dropped into the crack, wedging half-buried.

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  • “Here, let me help you,” the woman said, grabbing one of the bags, lifting it up and wedging it into the overhead bin between two wheeled suitcases, and then slamming the front of the bin shut.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

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