pocketing


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pocketing

Dentistry The formation of a pocket, see there.

pocketing

(pŏ-kĕ-tēng)
A method of treating the pedicle in ovariotomy by enclosing it within the edges of the wound.
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Joey and his father were shadowing a pork-butcher's shop, pocketing the sausages for which their family has such a fatal weakness, and so when the butcher engaged Joey as his assistant there was soon not a sausage left.
While the foregoing conversation was proceeding, Master Wackford, finding himself unnoticed, and feeling his preponderating inclinations strong upon him, had by little and little sidled up to the table and attacked the food with such slight skirmishing as drawing his fingers round and round the inside of the plates, and afterwards sucking them with infinite relish; picking the bread, and dragging the pieces over the surface of the butter; pocketing lumps of sugar, pretending all the time to be absorbed in thought; and so forth.
The letter was passed to him and pocketing it he turned to the witness-box.