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- v. Present participle of cooper.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Work done by a cooper in making or repairing barrels, casks, etc.; the business of a cooper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of manufacturing or repairing casks, barrels, and other vessels composed of staves and hoops.
- n. See extract.
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After his marriage, he worked at "coopering" when he could obtain this employment, and went a fishing when he could not.
Authorities said he is coopering with investigators.
But if you were to tell people, "I do my coopering myself," they would have no idea what you were saying and would suspect that it was vaguely obscene.
Her paintings of the vineyard hung on the walls, along with a handmade reproduction of a tapestry from the Musée de Cluny in Paris, showing coopering and wine making in the Middle Ages.
Recently Juckes, in coopering up his allegation that our source code was not "available", said that
That he had not approached magery as a craft, as he did coopering, where the staves had to be shaped and fitted perfectly, the chimes trimmed exactly, the hoops fitted precisely?
Kharl felt as though he were standing in the middle of one of his coopering fire pots, but he kept walking toward the attacking wizard.
"Lord Ghrant will be disappointed to hear that his mage has returned to coopering."
There were various large barns and outhouses, as though it had been intended by the builder that corn and hay and cattle should be kept there; but it seemed now that there was nothing there except the empty vats at which the two men were coopering.
A short way down the hill there were rows of olive trees, standing in prim order and at regular distances, from which hung the vines that made the coopering of the vats necessary.