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

  Hoard \Hoard\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hoarded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Hoarding.] [AS. hordian.]
     To collect and lay up; to amass and deposit in secret; to
     store secretly, or for the sake of keeping and accumulating;
     as, to hoard grain.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hoarding \Hoard"ing\, n. [From OF. hourd, hourt, barrier,
     palisade, of German or Dutch origin; cf. D. horde hurdle,
     fence, G. horde, h["u]rde; akin to E. hurdle. [root]16. See
     Hurdle.]
     1. (Arch.) A screen of boards inclosing a house and materials
        while builders are at work. [Eng.]
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              Posted on every dead wall and hoarding. --London
                                                    Graphic.
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     2. A fence, barrier, or cover, inclosing, surrounding, or
        concealing something.
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              The whole arrangement was surrounded by a hoarding,
              the space within which was divided into compartments
              by sheets of tin.                     --Tyndall.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hoarding
      n 1: large outdoor signboard [syn: billboard, hoarding]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  hoarding
   n.
  
      See software hoarding.
  

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