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  • v. Present participle of debark.

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Examples

  • The two hand-bags turned over to the platform porter were the same two that I had seen snatched out of a cab in front of the Marlborough entrance while their owner was digging in his pockets for the cab fare, and the coat and hat Barton had donned for the debarking were the fur-lined luxury and the soft felt worn by the man who had dropped the black pocket-book.

    Branded

  • Let me then briefly say that the idea of debarking your goods and chattels, and parting from your delightful company at Todos Santos, only occurred to me on our unexpected -- shall I say PROVIDENTIAL?

    The Crusade of the Excelsior

  • The procedure, commonly referred to as debarking, has been around for decades, but has fallen out of favor, especially among younger veterinarians and animal-rights advocates.

    NYT > Home Page

  • More sophisticated charcoal production systems entail additional wood preparation, such as debarking the wood to reduce the ash content of the charcoal produced.

    Chapter 5

  • The same principles apply to other jobs, such as debarking (3).

    Chapter 7

  • These are made locally and used as an aid for work such as debarking and cross-cutting in the stand, at the roadside, landing or timber yard.

    Chapter 11

  • (3/3/2010) Governor Patrick's office says the governor is looking over the "debarking" bill which has ended up on his desk.

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  • Forty-seven percent of those polled would support a law against debarking, but only 18 percent would favor a declawing ban.

    Is Declawing And Debarking Pets Acceptable?

  • LOS ANGELES — A majority of American pet owners say declawing a cat is acceptable but debarking a dog is not.

    Is Declawing And Debarking Pets Acceptable?

  • An Associated Press-Petside.com poll shows that 59 percent of American pet owners believe declawing is OK, but only 8 percent approve of debarking, the practice of having a dog's vocal cords removed.

    Is Declawing And Debarking Pets Acceptable?

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  • The Marders had Nestlé’s vocal cords cut by a veterinary surgeon after a neighbor in the family’s apartment building on the Upper East Side threatened to complain to the co-op board about the noisy dog. ... The surgery usually leaves the animal with something between a wheeze and a squeak. The procedure, commonly referred to as debarking, has been around for decades, but has fallen out of favor, especially among younger veterinarians and animal-rights advocates.

    New York Times, Heel. Sit. Whisper. Good Dog., Sam Dolnick, February 2, 2010

    February 4, 2010