from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of string.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In silk-manuf., same as glossing.
  • n. plural Straight or curved inlaid lines in buhl-work.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • There's really no point in stringing them along -- unless you're secretly Batman or something.

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  • Then, stringing is a hard life because it requires literally stringing together enough small gigs to pay some bills.

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  • The tiny children had all been busy for two days past in stringing holly-berries together; and these bright scarlet garlands, hanging in festoons from branch to branch, had an exceedingly pretty effect.

    A Christmas Cake in Four Quarters

  • The party was a premiere for Days of the Strange, a Poor Specimen title stringing Stranger Than Fiction seconds with "new bangers" from the past few months, and so wasn't actually the Kai Neville debutante ball that will come to pass in September when Kai's maiden effort, The Modern Collective, finally goes public.

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  • My walls went high and I started becoming guilty of committing some of the same heartless acts that had been done to me, namely stringing men along that I was never going to fully commit to, just to avoid the pain of being alone.

    Erin Henry: The Joy Of Solitude

  • Apart from the furore caused by the double-strung rackets in the summer of 1977, in general terms stringing was relatively simple to understand.

    Pulling All the Strings

  • Short and balding, with a large flattened nose, Bengosian had realized early in his residency that he had no flair for urology and found his true calling stringing together failing regional insurers into giant HMOs.

    3rd Degree

  • It was this passage from Macaulay that led the Editor to Courtenay's Appendix, and it was the literary and human charm of the letters themselves that suggested the idea of stringing them together into a connected story or sketch of the love affairs of Dorothy Osborne.

    The Love Letters of Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple, 1652-54

  • Back in the early 1940s before the city bought the electrical system, the idea of stringing colored lights diagonally across Main Street at C.ristmastime originated with A.C. Davis, who was the superintendent of water and lights.

    The Troy Messenger

  • I was all for conciliatory measures with him after the election, but when he engages in this kind of stringing along, I say drop the hammers.

    Matthew Yglesias » Welcome to the Lieberman Administration


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