string·​ing | \ ˈstriŋ-iŋ How to pronounce stringing (audio) \

Definition of stringing

1 : lines of inlay in furniture decoration
2 : the material with which a racket is strung

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They were also charged with stringing along some timeshare owners along with additional false claims, and often convinced them to pay for additional closing costs or other fees. Paul Brinkmann,, "Timeshare case forces surrender of Rolex, cars, coins," 7 May 2018 Jim Phelan Twenty minutes into Tuesday’s climb, Phelan got to the top of the pole and started repairing pulleys, re-stringing ropes and tightening the wobbly brass ball with a wrench. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Steeplejack Jim Phelan climbs Kansas City's city hall flagpole | The Kansas City Star," 20 Dec. 2017 Tankersley remembers a few years ago when Rafael Nadal dropped off his rackets and then walked into the stringing room. USA TODAY, "For US Open racket stringers, lots of tension, little thanks," 1 Sep. 2017 But downturns for Chris Davis, Mark Trumbo, Adam Jones and J.J. Hardy have made stringing runs together difficult. Jon Meoli,, "Orioles' run-production deficiencies being overshadowed by pitching in June swoon," 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of stringing

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stringing was in 1812

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to spread over or through

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