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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Dressing

DRESSING, participle present tense Adjusting to a line; putting in order; preparing; clothing; embellishing; cultivating.

DRESSING, noun

1. Raiment; attire.

2. That which is used as an application to a wound or sore.

3. That which is used in preparing land for a drop; manure spread over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top-dressing.

4. In popular language, correction; a flogging, or beating.