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card·ing

(kard'ing),
The procedure of placing individual sets of anterior or posterior teeth in trays lined with a wax strip.

card·ing

(kahrding)
Procedure of placing individual sets of anterior or posterior teeth in trays lined with a wax strip.

carding

industrial process which flattens wool, draws fibers into a continuous sliver.

carding wool
see carding wool.
References in classic literature ?
The seven he needed was lying uppermost, the first card in the pack.
Well, you'd better not play," Dolokhov added, and springing a new pack of cards said: "Bank, gentlemen
Go and play at your tiresome old cards, then, if you will.
Reaching over Daylight's shoulder, she picked up his hand and read it, at the same time shielding the faces of the five cards close to his chest.
I had no intention to offend,' said the old man, looking anxiously at the cards.
If he played a wrong card, Miss Bolo looked a small armoury of daggers; if he stopped to consider which was the right one, Lady Snuphanuph would throw herself back in her chair, and smile with a mingled glance of impatience and pity to Mrs.
When I returned, he and Alan had laid the cards aside, and were questioning a gillie; and the chief turned about and spoke to me in the Gaelic.
At games of cards he was equally skilful; for though he would constantly lose money at the commencement of an evening, playing so carelessly and making such blunders, that newcomers were often inclined to think meanly of his talent; yet when roused to action and awakened to caution by repeated small losses, it was remarked that Crawley's play became quite different, and that he was pretty sure of beating his enemy thoroughly before the night was over.
He forthwith sent the cards to Arnold by his second in command, closed the pantry door, and carefully smoothed out the crumpled sheet of paper on which the two letters were written.
The boy retired and returned after a moment, bringing the tiny silver tray, which was covered with ladies' visiting cards.
No one made any objection but Marianne, who with her usual inattention to the forms of general civility, exclaimed, "Your Ladyship will have the goodness to excuse ME--you know I detest cards.
When he had finished, Trent took up the cards, which he had shuffled for Poker, and dealt them out for Patience.