tossing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

tossing

  1. Present participle of toss.

Noun[edit]

tossing (plural tossings)

  1. The motion of something that tosses; a throwing or sudden rising and falling.
    • Herman Melville
      Starbuck himself was seen coolly and adroitly balancing himself to the jerking tossings of his chip of a craft.
  2. (mining) The process of washing ores by violent agitation in water, in order to separate the lighter or earthy particles; tozing.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Pryce to this entry?)
  3. A process for refining tin by dropping it through the air while melted.

Adjective[edit]

tossing (not comparable)

  1. (vulgar, colloquial) Used to disparage or curse someone or something.
    I can't get this tossing program to work.