Stroking Strok"ing, n. 1. The act of rubbing gently with the hand, or of smoothing; a stroke. [1913 Webster]

I doubt not with one gentle stroking to wipe away ten thousand tears. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Needlework) The act of laying small gathers in cloth in regular order. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. See {Stripping}, 2. --Smollett. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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