from The Century Dictionary.

  • In masonry, to remove the outer surface of (an old hewn stone), so as to give it a fresh appearance.
  • To grate or rasp; in a figurative sense, to offend; shock.
  • noun A Middle English form of regret.
  • To retail; specifically, to buy, as corn or provisions, and sell again in or near the same market or fair—a practice which, from its effect in raising the price, was formerly made a criminal offense, often classed with engrossing and forestalling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb (Eng.Law) To buy in large quantities, as corn, provisions, etc., at a market or fair, with the intention of selling the same again, in or near the same place, at a higher price, -- a practice which was formerly treated as a public offense.
  • transitive verb (Masonry) To remove the outer surface of, as of an old hewn stone, so as to give it a fresh appearance.
  • transitive verb obsolete To offend; to shock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To purchase goods from a market in order to resell them at the same (or nearby) market at an inflated price.


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