Definition of Presting
1. prest [v] - See also: prest
Lexicographical Neighbors of Presting
Literary usage of Presting
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Berwick-upon-Tweed: The History of the Town and Guild by John Scott (1888)
"But coopers were not plentiful in Berwick, as might have been expected ; for we find an account of £3 1Ds. for ' presting' seven coopers at Dunkirk to go to ..."
2. Calendar of State Papers: Foreign Series, of the Reign of Elizabeth by Great Britain Public Record Office (1870)
"Note of a commission to be granted for presting workmen and labourers for Berwick, and also for presting ships to carry provisions thither. Orig. ..."
3. English Synonyms Explained: With Copious Illustrations and Examples, Drawn by George Crabb (1844)
"When applied to thine», presting is as much more forcible than urgent, a? in ih« former cas«; ... apeak of a presting necessity, anvr^rnt ease. ..."
4. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1902)
"Dessau (W. presting in Comm.), 1903, (20, mit (i Tal). 23 cm. 0,50 M. (B-13940) Grossmann, Jul. Lehrbuch der Uhr macherei nach den Gesetzen der Mechanik. ..."
5. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1817)
"After examining the body of the infant, the jury returned the following verdict—DM by suffocation, from the anxious care of the mother, by presting it too ..."
6. The English Review (1845)
"... is notorious that the state of the finances of the Commissioners is such as to hold out little or no prospect of success except in very presting caset, ..."