Definition of Shellacking

1. Verb. (present participle of shellac) ¹



2. Noun. (informal US) A heavy defeat, drubbing, or beating; used particularly in sports and political contexts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shellacking

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shellacking

shell plating
shell script
shell scripts
shell shock
shell shocked
shell stitch
shell suit
shell suits
shellable
shellac
shellac base
shellac varnish
shellac wax
shellack
shellacked
shellacking (current term)
shellackings
shellacks
shellacs
shellapple
shellback
shellbacks
shellbark
shellbark hickory
shellbarks
shellcode
shellcodes
shellcracker
shellcrackers
shelled

Literary usage of Shellacking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mending and Repair of Books by Margaret Wright Brown, Gertrude Stiles, American Library Association (1921)
"New books may receive preliminary care by shellacking before placing in ... shellacking the covers, especially those in light colors, provides great ..."

2. Mending and Repair of Books by Margaret Wright Brown, Gertrude Stiles (1916)
"New books may receive preliminary care by shellacking before placing in ... shellacking the covers, especially those in light colors, provides great ..."

3. The Lancet-clinic by Mississippi Valley Medical Association, Ohio Valley Medical Association (1908)
"During the last week in March, 1906, he was engaged in shellacking the interior ... "Since that time," he said, "we prefer to have our shellacking done by a ..."

4. Radford's Estimating and Contracting: A Practical Manual of Up-to-date by William A. Radford (1913)
"Labor Quantities for Painting An average workman will do approximately the following amounts of work in an 8-hour day: shellacking knots, 450 sq. yds. ..."

5. Phytopathology by American Phytopathological Society (1917)
"This was the most severe test that the shellacking treatment ... The shellacking treatment reduced the amount of rot over 25 per cent in both the dry and ..."

6. Farm Shop Work: Practical Manual Training by George Marshall Brace, Dexter Dwight Mayne (1915)
"shellacking. — Shellac each piece thoroughly. Sandpaper down smooth with No. i sandpaper, and cover with another coat of shellac made thinner than the first ..."

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