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beating

[′bēd·iŋ]
(engineering)
A process that reduces asbestos fibers to pulp for making asbestos paper.

Beating

 

(Dutch, bij de wind), the course of a sailboat under head and side conditions when the angle made by the fore-and-aft line and the direction of the wind is less than 90° (eight compass points). Beating is described as “full” if the angle is more than six compass points and “sharp” if the angle is less than six compass points. The closest beat taken by modern yachts is about four points.

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But to the man on whose land Abu Hussein shall run into a hole such as is this hole, I will give not dollars, but a most unmeasurable beating.
The heavy beating sound was evidently just behind us, and ever and again a bright green vapour drove up like a veil across our peephole.
and all at once I stopped, sat up in dismay and, bending over apprehensively, began to listen with a beating heart.
The sound of a clear, high voice in a monotonous singsong now rang out behind him and came across the water with a distinctness that pierced and subdued all other sounds, even the beating of the ripples in his ears.
A heavy tropical shower was beating down upon them.
Anne went in with cheeks of flame and her heart beating to her fingertips.
What we cannot make you understand over here is that every Japanese soldier who crept across the bare plains or lay stretched in the trenches, who loaded his rifle and shot and killed and waited for death,--every man felt something beating in his heart which those others did not feel.
This time they could hear the sound of an engine beating away in the boat-house on the other side of the Hall.
I saw the Hairless One, out in the open space, beating his chest and bristling, but afraid to come forward.
The owner went up after him and quickly drove him down, beating him severely with a thick wooden cudgel.
A CHIEF of Police who had seen an Officer beating a Thug was very indignant, and said he must not do so any more on pain of dismissal.
A sound as of the beating of distant drums--a murmur of swarming voices, a sharp, far cry signing all to silence, and Halpin Frayser dreamed that he was dead.