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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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SHAD'OWING, participle present tense Representing by faint or imperfect resemblance.

SHAD'OWING, noun Shade or gradation of light and color. [This should be shading.]

First Occurrence in the Bible(KJV): Isaiah 18:1