from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Thieving.
  • n. The act or process of working and tempering clay to make it plastic and of uniform consistency, as for bricks, for pottery, etc.
  • n. Mortar or the like, laid between the joists under the boards of a floor, or within a partition, to deaden sound; -- in the United States usually called deafening.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Thieving.
  • n. The process of mixing and working clay for bricks, etc.
  • n. In architecture, any composition laid under the boards of a floor, or on partition-walls, to prevent the transmission of sound. Also called deadening or deafening.


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