Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, segments of wood or other material used for increasing the diameter of a winding-drum (see lagging, 3); hence, winding.

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Examples

  • Muschat, and she and I will hae a grand bouking-washing, and bleach our claes in the beams of the bonny Lady Moon, that's far pleasanter to me than the sun --- the sun's ower het, and ken ye, cummers, my brains are het eneugh already.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Ailie Muschat, and she and I will hae a grand bouking-washing, and bleach our claes in the beams of the bonny Lady Moon, that’s far pleasanter to me than the sun — the sun’s ower het, and ken ye, cummers, my brains are het eneugh already.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • But the gloom that hangs about Muschat’s Cairn, the ghastly vision of “crying up Ailie Muschat, and she and I will hae a grand bouking-washing, and bleach our claise in the beams of the bonny Lady Moon,” have a terror beyond the

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Muschat, and she and I will hae a grand bouking-washing, and bleach our claise in the beams of the bonny Lady Moon, "have a terror beyond the

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

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