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Definitions of pointing

  1. The act or art of punctuating; punctuation. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The act of filling and finishing the joints in masonry with mortar, cement, etc.; also, the material so used. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The rubbing off of the point of the wheat grain in the first process of high milling. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act or process of measuring, at the various distances from the surface of a block of marble, the surface of a future piece of statuary; also, a process used in cutting the statue from the artist's model. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The marking of divisions in writing by points or marks: act of filling the crevices of a wall with mortar. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Punctuation; the act of filling the crevices of a wall with mortar, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Punctuation; the act or operation of filling the crevices of walls with mortar; the materials so employed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for pointing

  1. " Now we have relieved him of our weight, maybe he'll pull out," said hopeful Mary, pointing to the motor. – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  2. The sergeant followed her pointing hand, and, as it happened, Lucille and I were just passing beyond the rise riding close together side by side. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
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