hosing

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From hose +‎ -ing (present participle ending).

Verb[edit]

hosing

  1. present participle of hose

Etymology 2[edit]

From hose +‎ -ing (gerund ending).

Noun[edit]

hosing (plural hosings)

  1. A spraying or washing with a hose.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English hosinge, hosiinge, hosiynge, equivalent to hose +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

hosing

  1. (archaic) Material used for making hosiery.
    • 1850, Daniel Drake, A Systematic Treatise, Historical, Etiological, and Practical, on the Principal Diseases of the Interior Valley of North America
      Their hosing, also, in the middle and northern parts of the Valley, is quite insufficient; being generally of cotton or silk []

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