Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process by which lenses are roughly brought to a circular form: same as nibbling, 2.
  • noun Same as rattles.

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  • verb Present participle of shank.

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Examples

  • Some confusion arose in a review of a television drama about knife crime as a result of mishearing the term shanking, which means stabbing someone with a knife, as shagging (Last night's TV, page 27, G2, October 2).

    Regret the Error

  • Some confusion arose in a review of a television drama about knife crime as a result of mishearing the term shanking, which means stabbing someone with a knife, as shagging (Last night's TV, page 27, G2, October 2).

    Regret the Error

  • "Some confusion arose in a review of a television drama about knife crime as a result of mishearing the term shanking, which means stabbing someone with a knife, as shagging (Last night's TV, page 27, G2, October 2)."

    CJR

  • "Some confusion arose in a review of a television drama about knife crime as a result of mishearing the term shanking, which means stabbing someone with a knife, as shagging (Last night's TV, page 27, G2, October 2)."

    CJR

  • It puts a whole new meaning on the term shanking the ball!

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  • "Some confusion arose in a review of a television drama about knife crime as a result of mishearing the term shanking, which means stabbing someone with a knife, as shagging (Last night's TV, page 27, G2, October 2)."

    CJR

  • Some confusion arose in a review of a television drama about knife crime as a result of mishearing the term shanking, which means stabbing someone with a knife, as shagging Last night’s TV, page 27, G2, October 2.

    2008 December 17 « Exile on Ninth Street

  • Some confusion arose in a review of a television drama about knife crime as a result of mishearing the term shanking, which means stabbing someone with a knife, as shagging Last night’s TV, page 27, G2, October 2.

    2008 December « Exile on Ninth Street

  • Some confusion arose in a review of a television drama about knife crime as a result of mishearing the term shanking, which means stabbing someone with a knife, as shagging Last night’s TV, page 27, G2, October 2.

    Wednesday Surf: Charlie Don’t Surf, But I Do « Exile on Ninth Street

  • Want of attention to this particular is very apt to produce a disease in the vines, which ends in what is called shanking, that is, a shriveling of the short stems of the grapes after they have set.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

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