warping


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warp \Warp\ (w[add]rp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Warped
   (w[add]rpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Warping.] [OE. warpen; fr.
   Icel. varpa to throw, cast, varp a casting, fr. verpa to
   throw; akin to Dan. varpe to warp a ship, Sw. varpa, AS.
   weorpan to cast, OS. werpan, OFries. werpa, D. & LG. werpen,
   G. werfen, Goth. wa['i]rpan; cf. Skr. v[.r]j to twist.
   [root]144. Cf. Wrap.]
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   1. To throw; hence, to send forth, or throw out, as words; to
      utter. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
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   2. To turn or twist out of shape; esp., to twist or bend out
      of a flat plane by contraction or otherwise.
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            The planks looked warped.             --Coleridge.
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            Walter warped his mouth at this
            To something so mock solemn, that I laughed.
                                                  --Tennyson.
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   3. To turn aside from the true direction; to cause to bend or
      incline; to pervert.
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            This first avowed, nor folly warped my mind.
                                                  --Dryden.
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            I have no private considerations to warp me in this
            controversy.                          --Addison.
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            We are divested of all those passions which cloud
            the intellects, and warp the understandings, of men.
                                                  --Southey.
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   4. To weave; to fabricate. [R. & Poetic.] --Nares.
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            While doth he mischief warp.          --Sternhold.
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   5. (Naut.) To tow or move, as a vessel, with a line, or warp,
      attached to a buoy, anchor, or other fixed object.
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   6. To cast prematurely, as young; -- said of cattle, sheep,
      etc. [Prov. Eng.]
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   7. (Agric.) To let the tide or other water in upon (lowlying
      land), for the purpose of fertilization, by a deposit of
      warp, or slimy substance. [Prov. Eng.]
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   8. (Rope Making) To run off the reel into hauls to be tarred,
      as yarns.
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   9. (Weaving) To arrange (yarns) on a warp beam.
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   10. (Aeronautics) To twist the end surfaces of (an aerocurve
       in an airfoil) in order to restore or maintain
       equilibrium.
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   Warped surface (Geom.), a surface generated by a straight
      line moving so that no two of its consecutive positions
      shall be in the same plane. --Davies & Peck.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warping \Warp"ing\, n.
   1. The act or process of one who, or that which, warps.
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   2. The art or occupation of preparing warp or webs for the
      weaver. --Craig.
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   Warping bank, a bank of earth raised round a field to
      retain water let in for the purpose of enriching land.
      --Craig.

   Warping hook, a hook used by rope makers for hanging the
      yarn on, when warping it into hauls for tarring.

   Warping mill, a machine for warping yarn.

   Warping penny, money, varying according to the length of
      the thread, paid to the weaver by the spinner on laying
      the warp. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.

   Warping post, a strong post used in warping rope-yarn.
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