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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gadding \Gad"ding\, a. & n. Going about much, needlessly or without purpose. [1913 Webster] Envy is a gadding passion, and walketh the streets. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] The good nuns would check her gadding tongue. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Gadding car, in quarrying, a car which carries a drilling machine so arranged as to drill a line of holes. [1913 Webster]