from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A step in creating yeast breads and baked goods, during which the yeast is allowed to leaven the dough.
  • v. Present participle of proof.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In hat-making, a process for stiffening felt hats by immersing them in a bath composed largely of shellac, with other ingredients.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Regardless, proofing is should always done prior to showing whether or not one is a clicker trainer.

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  • Or they want to know trends, and I can't help them there, either, because if I told them to get started right now writing a picture book about animal derrieres (the big trend revealed in proofing the forthcoming Guide), it would be too late, because we will have all Moved On by the time any such book could be published.

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  • Also the time for proofing is adjusted to the weather conditions here in Blr and it is summer now so needed to be cut down.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Non-existent proofing is doing my head in with the kindle books I’ve bought since buying a device a couple of months back.

    Why Are E-Books So Poorly Proofed? | Lifehacker Australia

  • They are not a news organization that must be very careful in proofing a story before it’s release.

    Think Progress » Drudge Falsely Smears Gore

  • Cally, 196: Thank you, but I don't want the etext--I just really love the idea of proofing the same edition of Chaucer my grandfather taught from.

    Making Light: Amazon & Macmillan

  • The bread is then allowed to rise again in its final shape, a stage called proofing, for about an hour, depending on the environment.


  • I then manage the distributed proofing, which is a fairly low-effort business.

    The Project Gutenberg FAQ 2002

  • He was snide and he was cynical and his proofing was the only help I received, for which I was very grateful.

    The Age News Headlines

  • Barring that, a business or consumer can undergo Asset Protection, or creditor proofing, which is the positioning of assets beyond the reach of potential creditors.

    Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune


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