Raising
Raising Rais"ing (r[=a]z"[i^]ng), n. 1. The act of lifting, setting up, elevating, exalting, producing, or restoring to life. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically, the operation or work of setting up the frame of a building; as, to help at a raising. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

3. The operation of embossing sheet metal, or of forming it into cup-shaped or hollow articles, by hammering, stamping, or spinning. [1913 Webster]

{Raising bee}, a bee for raising the frame of a building. See {Bee}, n., 2. [U.S.] --W. Irving.

{Raising hammer}, a hammer with a rounded face, used in raising sheet metal.

{Raising plate} (Carp.), the plate, or longitudinal timber, on which a roof is raised and rests. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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