Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of fine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of imposing a fin�.
  • n. The process of fining or refining; clarification; also (Metal.), the conversion of cast iron into suitable for puddling, in a hearth or charcoal fire.
  • n. That which is used to refine; especially, a preparation of isinglass, gelatin, etc., for clarifying beer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process of refining or purifying.
  • n. The process of becoming clear: said especially of wine and other liquors.
  • n. The material or mixture introduced into liquor to clarify it, as whites of eggs or alum.

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Examples

  • When an Irish gentleman, like Sir Kit Rackrent, has lived beyond his income, and finds himself distressed for ready money, tenants obligingly offer to take his land at a rent far below the value, and to pay him a small sum of money in hand, which they call fining down the yearly rent.

    Castle Rackrent

  • Kit Rackrent, has lived beyond his income, and finds himself distressed for ready money, tenants obligingly offer to take his land at a rent far below the value, and to pay him a small sum of money in hand, which they call fining down the yearly rent.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 04

  • -- When an Irish gentleman, like Sir Kit Rackrent, has lived beyond his income, and finds himself distressed for ready money, tenants obligingly offer to take his land at a rent far below the value, and to pay him a small sum of money in hand, which they call fining down the yearly rent.

    Castle Rackrent

  • BTW I agree in fining the businesses the hire illegal aliens

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: May 18, 2006

  • This filtering, aka fining, is typically performed with fish-bladder isinglass or egg whites, although some companies now choose vegan alternatives such as bentonite clay, silica gel, diatomaceous earth and Irish moss, a seaweed product also known as carrageenan.

    Anneli Rufus: Are Animals in Your Cocktail?

  • It's called fining and is often used prior to, or in lieu of, filtration.

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  • Bentonite, a type of clay, is widely used in the so-called fining process to help clarify wine prior to bottling, stripping such particles as dead yeast cells, proteins and tannins that linger after fermentation.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • After getting copies of the Constitution, sarcastic suggestions, and "some phone calls that were just purely profanity-screaming," Upper Moreland's police chief has dropped the idea of fining people who fail to lock their cars.

    Phillies Zone

  • A: During the presidential campaign, Obama criticized the idea of fining individuals for not having health insurance.

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  • Brewers who adhere to the Reinheitsgebot cannot clarify their beers with so-called fining agents, which are passed through the beer to pick up particulate matter.

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  • n. The act of imposing a fin�. --from the definitions.

    January 15, 2013

  • My use of fining as a singular noun: 'They use fining as a penalty.'

    August 22, 2011