penning

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

Pen \Pen\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Penned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Penning}.] To write; to compose and commit to paper; to indite; to compose; as, to pen a sonnet. "A prayer elaborately penned." --Milton.

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

Pen \Pen\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Penned}or {Pent} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Penning}.] [OE. pennen, AS. pennan in on-pennan to unfasten, prob. from the same source as pin, and orig. meaning, to fasten with a peg.See {Pin}, noun & v.] To shut up, as in a pen or cage; to confine in a small inclosure or narrow space; to coop up, or shut in; to inclose. "Away with her, and pen her up." --Shak.

Watching where shepherds pen their flocks at eve. --Milton.

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

penning

noun

1: the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship" [syn: {writing}, {authorship}, {composition}, {penning}]


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