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Impeyan pheasant
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Imping definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Imping Imp"ing, n. [See Imp to graft.] 1. The act or process of grafting or mending. [Archaic] 2. (Falconry) The process of repairing broken feathers or a deficient wing.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Imp Imp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imped; p. pr. & vb. n. Imping.] [AS. impian to imp, ingraft, plant; akin to Dan. ympe, Sw. ympa, OHG. impf[=o]n, impit[=o]n, G. impfen. See Imp, n.] 1. To graft; to insert as a scion. [Obs.] --Rom. of R. 2. (Falconry) To graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather. Hence, Fig.: To repair; to extend; to increase; to strengthen to equip. [Archaic] Imp out our drooping country's broken wing. --Shak. Who lazily imp their wings with other men's plumes. --Fuller. Here no frail Muse shall imp her crippled wing. --Holmes. Help, ye tart satirists, to imp my rage With all the scorpions that should whip this age. --Cleveland.



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