sur·fac·ing | \ˈsər-fə-siŋ \

Definition of surfacing 

: material forming or used to form a surface

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The grant will be used to work with the local Hmong community to create designs for playground surfacing at Foundation Park, 3700 W. McKinley Way, that incorporate traditional Hmong symbols and patterns. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MKE Plays gets $30K, continues work to improve Milwaukee's playgrounds," 18 June 2018 The suspension came after the surfacing of new allegations, the newspaper reported, which involved the fraternity but were not immediately outlined by the university. Joshua Hafner, USA TODAY, "Ohio State suspends Phi Kappa Psi fraternity for four years over hazing, reports say," 13 June 2018 Any of these can provide favorable conditions for any surfacing sub. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "How the Navy Punches a Nuclear Sub Through Arctic Ice," 5 Apr. 2018 Florida's prison system has been under intense scrutiny in recent years, with allegations surfacing of inmate abuse across the state. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Florida prison colonel charged in pepper-spray attack on inmate caught on video | Miami Herald," 15 May 2018 The Park District of Highland Park on March 27 awarded the final two contracts for the $350,000 playground project, allowing site preparation and the installation of the play equipment and safety surfacing to begin. Karen Berkowitz,, "Kennedy Park playground could be ready by summer, officials say," 3 Apr. 2018 The model and entrepreneur, who was previously engaged to Rob Kardashian, shared a statement to her Instagram story early Monday morning, following the surfacing of violent videos. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Blac Chyna recognizes moms who 'protect their children at all cost' after video emerges," 2 Apr. 2018 The White House reaches out to Hatch’s office to ask for a statement of support for Porter, allegedly blaming Corey Lewandowski for the story surfacing, according to the Daily Beast. Philip Bump, Washington Post, "Who knew what and when about the abuse allegations against Rob Porter," 13 Feb. 2018 The surfacing of the podcast brought the debate to a head. Anna North, Vox, "Plenty of conservatives really do believe women should be executed for having abortions," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of surfacing

1861, in the meaning defined above

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