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bucking

BUCK'ING, ppr. Soaking in lye, in the process of bleaching; washing.

BUCK'ING, n. The act or process of soaking cloth in lye for bleaching; also, the lye or liquor; a washing.




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BUCK'ING, ppr. Soaking in lye, in the process of bleaching; washing.

BUCK'ING, n. The act or process of soaking cloth in lye for bleaching; also, the lye or liquor; a washing.


BUCK'ING, n.

The act or process of soaking cloth in lye for bleaching; also, the lye or liquor; a washing. – Encyc. Ash.


BUCK'ING, ppr.

Soaking in lye, in the process of bleaching; washing.


Buck"ing
  1. The act or process of soaking or boiling cloth in an alkaline liquid in the operation of bleaching; also, the liquid used.

    Tomlinson.
  2. A washing.
  3. The process of breaking up or pulverizing ores.

    Bucking iron (Mining), a broad-faced hammer, used in bucking or breaking up ores. -- Bucking kier (Manuf.), a large circular boiler, or kier, used in bleaching. -- Bucking stool, a washing block.

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Bucking

BUCK'ING, participle present tense Soaking in lye, in the process of bleaching; washing.

BUCK'ING, noun The act or process of soaking cloth in lye for bleaching; also, the lye or liquor; a washing.

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