Ginning
Gin Gin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ginned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ginning}.] 1. To catch in a trap. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

2. To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton. [1913 Webster]


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