from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to the reduction of some substance, as a cereal, to meal by grinding.
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I could never fancy taking a cruise alone in a yacht, especially without a crew, as two or three gentlemen have done; but nothing is more pleasant than sailing in company with another yacht, with a merry party on board each vessel, and exchanging visits, sometimes "mealing" -- as Uncle Tom called it -- on board the one, sometimes on board the other, as we always did when in harbour.
Neither a year's time nor Mrs. McKee's approaching change of state had altered the "mealing" house.
CHETRY: Yet there are so many varying organizations sort of piece mealing it and not to disparage what they are doing because they are trying to help an immensely poor nation but is there some sort of future organizational structure where this can be done on a mass level, in a way that helps fuel the economy of Haiti?
It's a horrendous piece mealing of what this country really needs, which is comprehensive immigration reform.
HUNTER: Well, I think piece-mealing this -- this defense bill -- this defense spending and carrying this only to July, with about a $43 billion piece of the war funding is not a good idea.
ISRAEL: He's saying that the Democrats are piece-mealing the war.
What you are doing is called comment “piece mealing”, combined with zero substance.
Much prized for mealing, both on account of its quality, and its peculiar, bright, rich color.
As the presence of this color impairs its value for marketing, and particularly for mealing, more care should be exercised in the selection of ears for seed; and this, continued for a few seasons, will restore it to the clear yellow of the Dutton or Early Canada.
This arrangement of the mealing stones is characteristic of the more densely clustered communal houses of late date.
A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola Eighth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1886-1887, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1891, pages 3-228