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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. [1913 Webster] 2. The art or occupation of preparing warp or webs for the weaver. --Craig. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]