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planking

[′plaŋk·iŋ]
(naval architecture)
The wood decks and outside planks in wood or composite ships.

planking

1. A flooring surface or covering made of planks.
2. The laying of planks.
3.See decking.
4. In log cabin construction, a term occasionally applied to logs that have been hewn only on two opposite sides.
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Planking is also known as “the lying down game” and players must be rigid, like a wooden plank, with their faces down and arms to their sides.
(http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/182599/20110718/planking-owling-trend-fad.htm) What Pointless Fad Will Replace 'Owling' and 'Planking'?
However, in recent months 'planking' has become increasingly mainstream - and thus less popular on the trend-conscious Internet.
All told, some 300 radiographs have been taken of the ship's hull planking and timbers.
Planking -- also known as the Lying Down Game -- is the trend of lying face down, perfectly stiff, on various structures in public.
Planking, the art of lying straight down to mimic a wooden plank to surprise and amuse people, also known as the 'lying down' game, is becoming popular worldwide.
Shortly after, Australian Sam Weckert and his friends rebranded it as "planking" and it caught fire on the Internet.
Planking involves lying face down, palms flat against your sides, and your feet firmly together.
* Make sure planking extends 6 to 12 inches beyond the end of the scaffold.
Both Planking and Owling are catching on like wildfire.
Dawson was present at the late-night show 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' when she 'planked' on the stunned host's desk, revealing she's hooked on playing dead in public and becoming part of the planking community.
's Elizabeth Flock, "Planking's beginnings may lie in an infamous movie scene from the 1993 movie