Staving
Staving Stav"ing (st[=a]v"[i^]ng), n. A casing or lining of staves; especially, one encircling a water wheel. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Stave — Stave, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Staved} (st[=a]vd) or {Stove} (st[=o]v); p. pr. & vb. n. {Staving}.] [From {Stave}, n., or {Staff}, n.] 1. To break in a stave or the staves of; to break a hole in; to burst; often with in; as, to stave a cask; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Staved — Stave Stave, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Staved} (st[=a]vd) or {Stove} (st[=o]v); p. pr. & vb. n. {Staving}.] [From {Stave}, n., or {Staff}, n.] 1. To break in a stave or the staves of; to break a hole in; to burst; often with in; as, to stave a cask;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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