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  • n. Plural form of backing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The refuse of wool or flax after it is dressed; the tow thrown off by the second hackling of flax.


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  • Banks shoud lend based on it's own financial backings which is done when private citizens give their money to the bank in question.

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  • The shelves are made of wood, although their backings are entirely metallic.

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  • The influence of these mostly white post-punk groups comes through in the squalling, abrasive sound of the records he produced, which had little in common with the smooth funk backings preferred by the earliest rappers.

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  • She fits them into my pierced ears and secures the backings.

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  • Particularly, new backings that might last 1/2 the length of time on the floor or that has never been studied as long as vinyl has been.

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  • Many people cut holes into the backings of artworks because they are aware that paintings need to "breathe" -- that is, expand and contract with climatic changes in heat and humidity.

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  • What does need to happen to avoid this situation in the future though is to undo the political pressures, and government backings that encouraged (or strongarmed) so many larger banks into issuing risky loans.

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  • Children and their parents or nannies would paste the sheets to sturdier cardboard backings or pieces of wood, then carefully cut out the elements — everything from the elaborate proscenium to the naturalistic sets and costumed actors.

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  • It is important to note you do not have to buy these backings as the PowerMat comes with something called a PowerCube.

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  • You use special magnetic backings on your phones to charge them.

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