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Plank

plank
1. To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship. Planked with pine.
2. To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash; as, to plank money in a wager.
3. To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.
4. To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing. Planked shad, shad split open, fastened to a plank, and roasted before a wood fire.
Origin: Planked; Planking.


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