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It is also occasionally used to signify channeling or grooving.

(c) Smooth rolls usually run at approximately even speeds and, as their name denotes, devoid of any grooving.

Similarly various types of grooving are cut in the intermediate rolls.

There were signs of previous glaciation in the form of erratics and many examples of polishing and grooving.

A moment later he was grooving a white trail of foam out into the bay.

With the grooving or rifling of the barrel, the accuracy was greatly improved and the arm adapted to conical bullets.

The guide on the grooving plane thus works against each face of the joint, and this ensures correct jointing.

Instantly from a point dead ahead rose another, grooving into the echo of the first in a staccato yelp.

So called on account of the form of grooving adopted for taking the under side of the table.

Twenty-five years old, and already lines were grooving both sides of his nostrils.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "cave, mine, pit" (late 13c. in place names), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse grod "pit," or from Middle Dutch groeve "furrow, ditch," both from Proto-Germanic *grobo (cf. Old Norse grof "brook, river bed," Old High German gruoba "ditch," Gothic groba "pit, cave," Old English græf "ditch"), related to grave (n.). Sense of "long, narrow channel or furrow" is 1650s. Meaning "spiral cut in a phonograph record" is from 1902. Figurative sense of "routine" is from 1842, often deprecatory at first, "a rut."

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