pearling definition

  • verb:
    • provide participle of pearl.
  • noun:
    • The operation of removing the hull or pericarp of whole grain; the decortication of grain, such as preparing pearl-barley.
    • The act or business of fishing for pearls; pearl-fishing.
    • In intaglio-engraving, glass-cutting, and stuff like that, the making of incised ornaments resembling half-balls or any other rounded kinds.
    • See pearlin.

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