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  • n. Plural form of working.
  • n. The internal mechanism of some device
  • n. The parts of a quarry or mine that are being (or has been) worked

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the internal mechanism of a device
  • n. a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked


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  • For six months I have read with close attention your story of "Frenzied Finance," in _Everybody's Magazine_, and have paid close attention to the manner in which, by pandering to the worst prejudices of the American people, you have endeavored by misstatement of facts to distort the conditions actually existing through what you call the workings of the "System."

    Frenzied Finance Vol. 1: The Crime of Amalgamated

  • An understanding of the ribosome's innermost workings is important for a scientific understanding of life.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009 - Press Release

  • The conveyor belt model is an important component of our understanding of the long-term workings of the climate.

    Bill Chameides: Deep Ocean Revisions Do Not Spell Global Warming Rethink

  • New drugs or new therapies, or old drugs and old therapies, or crystals or visualization, or simply our ignorance of the long-term workings of the virus gave us the right to this hope.

    Geography of the Heart

  • All this is made endlessly complex by the ability of the mind to interfere with, or to shape, its own workings, which is pathology at worst and our precious autonomy at best.

    Marilynne Robinson: Religion, Science and the Ultimate Nature of Reality

  • Pope of Babylon, and all her inward and her outward workings, which is Pagin.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • These are mined by trenching and tunneling to a depth of 8 or 10 meters; the workings are then abandoned in favor of searching out new veins.

    Amethyst Mine

  • His workings were a one-man proposition and very ingenious.

    Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico

  • ’ By these comparisons we are instructed in the necessity of the melting operation of the hand of God upon us, to prepare our hearts truly to adore him, and manifest that adoration by inwardly turning away from that spirit, in all its workings, which is not of him.

    III. 1749-1756

  • Simmun and gentlemen, I've been locked up here for safety, but my endeavours has always been, and always will be, to be on the right side -- the blessed side and to prenounce the Pope of Babylon, and all her inward and her outward workings, which is Pagin.

    Barnaby Rudge


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