Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun [wall, verb] The process of reinforcing the sides of a vertical shaft with tubbing or staves to prevent displacement sidewise by pressure of the earth. It is done either with planks or steel, or, in important and permanent workings, with brick.
  • noun In billiards, same as bricole, 4.
  • noun Walls collectively; materials for walls.
  • noun In mining, the brick or stone lining of a shaft; steining.
  • noun The act of boiling; a boiling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of making a wall or walls.
  • noun Walls, in general; material for walls.
  • noun a composition of wax and tallow used by etchers and engravers to make a bank, or wall, round the edge of a plate, so as to form a trough for holding the acid used in etching, and the like.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of wall.

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Examples

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  • For the technique that they called "walling" - getting slammed against a "fake wall" -- there was extreme care that went toward ensuring that the detainee's neck was supported by a towel.

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  • But first, the methods used, they include water-boarding, walling, something called walling even using stinging insects.

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  • More on that in a moment, but, first, the methods used -- they include water-boarding, something called walling, even using stinging insects.

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  • -- thrown against walls forcefully, a procedure called walling;

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