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

  Fine \Fine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fined (f[imac]nd); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Fining.] [From Fine, a.]
     1. To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to
        fine gold.
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              It hath been fined and refined by . . . learned men.
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     2. To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.;
        as. to fine the soil. --L. H. Bailey.
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     3. To change by fine gradations; as (Naut.), to fine down a
        ship's lines, to diminish her lines gradually.
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              I often sate at home
              On evenings, watching how they fined themselves
              With gradual conscience to a perfect night.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fining \Fin"ing\, n.
     1. The act of imposing a fin?.
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     2. The process of fining or refining; clarification; also
        (Metal.), the conversion of cast iron into suitable for
        puddling, in a hearth or charcoal fire.
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     3. That which is used to refine; especially, a preparation of
        isinglass, gelatin, etc., for clarifying beer.
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     Fining pot, a vessel in which metals are refined. --Prov.
        xvii. 3.
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