from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of making square.

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  • verb Present participle of square.


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  • That cozy, sharing-a-malted cover got such attention that this week, Archie Comics released more-confrontational variant covers, with Obama and Palin squaring off as spandexed superheroes and political pugilists.

    OBAMA & PALIN IN COMICS: Publishers keep tapping the political appeal Michael Cavna 2010

  • Uitlanders 'expense; but the burghers have a growing appetite, and nothing shows the headlong policy of' squaring '-- nothing better illustrates the Uitlanders' grievance of reckless extravagance in administration -- than the list of fixed salaries as it has grown year by year since the goldfields became a factor.

    The Transvaal from Within A Private Record of Public Affairs 1896

  • When the producers first called last year, the notion of squaring off against formidable "Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto in the show's flashy Kitchen Stadium struck Ms. Cohen as absurd, but also too good to pass up.

    15 Minutes for Chef's Broccoli 2010

  • That is the obvious conclusion to draw from the comment made by The Financial Times which thinks that the idea of squaring both Germany and France by December "seems fanciful".

    Born-again losers? Richard 2005

  • Most friends and sparring partners, like the guys in AKA, Jackson's, or in Black House have been vehemently opposed to the idea of squaring off against one of their teammates.

    Bloody Elbow 2010

  • As an example, we can use the idea of squaring and taking middle digits.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows 2009

  • As an example, we can use the idea of squaring and taking middle digits.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows 2009

  • In any case the purchases of a year may not be paid for by the sales of the year, and the "squaring" of the account may take a long time.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy" Various

  • A certain Chever also performed sundry singular mathematical feats, such as squaring the circle, a problem which he reduced to the single question, _Construere mundum divinae menti analogum_, and showing that the parabola, the only conic section squared by ancient or modern geometers, could never be quadrated, to the eternal discomfiture and discredit of the shade of Archimedes.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859 Various

  • "Lay off that 'squaring' stuff," cautioned a renegade crook, disguised by a suit of mackinaws and a week's growth of beard into the likeness of a stampeder.

    The Winds of Chance Rex Ellingwood Beach 1913


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