Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In billiards, playing the spot-stroke: so called because it engages the red ball only.

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  • noun The act of gathering raspberries.
  • verb Present participle of raspberry.

Etymologies

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raspberry +‎ -ing

Examples

  • "Owen and she went raspberrying in the woods back of her farm," answered Anne.

    Anne's House of Dreams

  • Hence the most acceptable work for me was to be sent strawberrying or raspberrying by Mother; but the real fun was to go fishing up Montgomery Hollow, or over on Rose's Brook, this necessitating a long tramp, and begetting a hunger in a few hours that made a piece of rye bread the most delectable thing in the world; yet a pure delight that never sated.

    Our Friend John Burroughs

  • "Owen and she went raspberrying in the woods back of her farm," answered Anne.

    Anne's House of Dreams

  • Catherine Edwards had come over to go raspberrying, and Theodora, Ellen and Wealthy set off with her after school for the south field.

    When Life Was Young At the Old Farm in Maine

  • "Why, it would be very convenient," said Rollo, "in America, when I went a-raspberrying.

    Rollo in Switzerland

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