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 for Cherd packing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Packing \Pack"ing\, n.
     1. The act or process of one who packs.
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     2. Any material used to pack, fill up, or make close.
        Specifically (Mach.): A substance or piece used to make a
        joint impervious; as:
        (a) A thin layer, or sheet, of yielding or elastic
            material inserted between the surfaces of a flange
        (b) The substance in a stuffing box, through which a
            piston rod slides.
        (c) A yielding ring, as of metal, which surrounds a piston
            and maintains a tight fit, as inside a cylinder, etc.
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     3. (Masonry) Same as Filling. [Rare in the U. S.]
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     4. A trick; collusion. [Obs.] --Bale.
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     Cherd packing (Bridge Building), the arrangement, side by
        side, of several parts, as bars, diagonals, a post, etc.,
        on a pin at the bottom of a chord. --Waddell.
     Packing box, a stuffing box. See under Stuffing.
     Packing press, a powerful press for baling cotton, wool,
        hay, etc.
     Packing ring. See Packing, 2
        (c), and Illust. of Piston.
     Packing sheet.
        (a) A large cloth for packing goods.
        (b) A sheet prepared for packing hydropathic patients.
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