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  • verb Present participle of palm.


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  • Of course, the card that both Democrats and Republicans have been palming is the $Trillions in unfunded guarantees and loans that the Fed has been making.

    Matthew Yglesias » $350 Billion, Not $2.5 Trillion

  • It had a rough resemblance to a pocket pistol, and gave me the idea of palming it off as such.

    True to Himself : or Roger Strong's Struggle for Place

  • Another anecdote is about three referees each calling palming on Allen Iverson in the first quarter of a particular game. - TrueHoop

  • "palming" -- _i. e._, secretly holding an object in the open hand by the contraction of the palm.

    Healthful Sports for Boys

  • Sure, a few advances have come along, such as palming rims, better metals and machining, and more sophisticated drags.

    The Benefits of Large-Arbor Fly Reels

  • This he accomplished by the familiar "palming" method.

    Joe Strong, the Boy Fish or Marvelous Doings in a Big Tank

  • It should be here mentioned that the term "palming" which we have so far used as meaning simply the act of holding any article, is also employed to signify the act of placing any article in the palm by one or the other of various passes.

    Healthful Sports for Boys

  • In the motion of "palming," the two hands must work in harmony, as in the genuine act of passing an article from the one hand to the other.

    Healthful Sports for Boys

  • But Swampy had got a suspicion somehow that one of those pennies had two heads on it, and he wasn't sure that the other hadn't two tails -- also, he suspected Brummy of some skill in "palming," so he picked up a chip from the wood-heap, spat on it, and spun it into the air.

    Children of the Bush

  • Lena stroked their thick necks and rubbed their chests, palming their large loyal canine hearts.

    Three Stages of Amazement


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  • Concealing an unwanted tile in the palm of your hand so you can slip it back into the bag unnoticed. Illegal in tournament play for obvious reasons.

    November 27, 2019