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Warping bank

Warping \Warp"ing\, n.

  1. The act or process of one who, or that which, warps.

  2. The art or occupation of preparing warp or webs for the weaver.
    --Craig.

    Warping bank, a bank of earth raised round a field to retain water let in for the purpose of enriching land.
    --Craig.

    Warping hook, a hook used by rope makers for hanging the yarn on, when warping it into hauls for tarring.

    Warping mill, a machine for warping yarn.

    Warping penny, money, varying according to the length of the thread, paid to the weaver by the spinner on laying the warp. [Prov. Eng.]
    --Wright.

    Warping post, a strong post used in warping rope-yarn.

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warping bank

n. A bank of earth raised round a field to retain water let in for the purpose of enriching land.