[ UK /lˈa‍ɪnɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈɫaɪnɪŋ/ ]
  1. a protective covering that protects an inside surface
  2. providing something with a surface of a different material
  3. the act of attaching an inside lining (to a garment or curtain etc.)
  4. a piece of cloth that is used as the inside surface of a garment
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How To Use lining In A Sentence

  • To avoid leaving the center posts in the permanent work, two rows of temporary posts were placed, as shown by Fig. 1, Plate LX, the center wall and skewback were built, and the posts were removed, as shown by Fig. 2, Plate LX, before placing the remainder of the lining. Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910 The New York Tunnel Extension of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Cross-Town Tunnels. Paper No. 1158
  • Gideon could see the places where the silver was wearing off the cane and he noticed a good deal of clumsy darning on the inside of the cloak, as though the lining had come away from the backing several times.
  • They searched for his body, handlining with grappling hooks, setting gill nets straight offshore and hauling seine. AMAGANSETT
  • Locked into declining industries and a shrinking public sector, unions have become ineffective. Times, Sunday Times
  • Proximally, the bursa is bordered by a synovial lining that separates the bursa from the proximal fat pad.
  • Baker's style is to prearrange deals by patiently and quietly lining up the parties before going public. The Rescue Squad
  • Data on admission to hospital is not comprehensive but they suggest that admission rates rise with declining social class.
  • Groups of pot-bellied old men in seldom worn suits stood in clusters, leaning in to catch a word, laughing, lining up for photos taken by children and grandchildren.
  • A glance at any probate casebook will demonstrate how often solicitous distant relatives, keen to do fetching and carrying as well as to sort out troublesome financial affairs, show up in the declining years of lonely old people.
  • There should be no dust or static on any appliances, and curtain linings must be checked for stains. Times, Sunday Times
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