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Identification of information displayed on a screen for subsequent computer processing, by pointing to it with a lightpen.
The lifting of the paper surface during printing.
Removal of waste material from an ore.
Extraction of the lightest-grade ore from a mine.
Emission of particles from the roof of a mine on the verge of collapse.
In yarn manufacture, the removal of extraneous matter from the face of woolen fabric.
In the weaving process, the movement of the shuttle along the warp of the fabric.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Dressing a stone surface with a special pointed tool to produce a pitted appearance.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.