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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lining \Lin"ing\ (l[imac]n"[i^]ng), noun [See {Line} to cover the in side.]

1. The act of one who lines; the act or process of making lines, or of inserting a lining.

2. That which covers the inner surface of anything, as of a garment or a box; also, the contents of anything.

The lining of his coffers shall make coats To deck our soldiers. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Line \Line\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Lined} (l[imac]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lining}.] [See {Line} flax.]

1. To cover the inner surface of; as, to line a cloak with silk or fur; to line a box with paper or tin.

The inside lined with rich carnation silk. --W. Browne.

2. To put something in the inside of; to fill; to supply, as a purse with money.

The charge amounteth very high for any one man's purse, except lined beyond ordinary, to reach unto. --Carew.

Till coffee has her stomach lined. --Swift.

3. To place persons or things along the side of for security or defense; to strengthen by adding anything; to fortify; as, to line works with soldiers.

Line and new repair our towns of war With men of courage and with means defendant. --Shak.

4. To impregnate; -- applied to brute animals. --Creech.

{Lined gold}, gold foil having a lining of another metal.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

lining

noun

1: a protective covering that protects an inside surface [syn: {lining}, {liner}]

2: a piece of cloth that is used as the inside surface of a garment [syn: {liner}, {lining}]

3: providing something with a surface of a different material [syn: {lining}, {facing}]

4: the act of attaching an inside lining (to a garment or curtain etc.)


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