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

  Pack \Pack\ (p[a^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Packed (p[a^]kt); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Packing.] [Akin to D. pakken, G. packen, Dan.
     pakke, Sw. packa, Icel. pakka. See Pack, n.]
     1. To make a pack of; to arrange closely and securely in a
        pack; hence, to place and arrange compactly as in a pack;
        to press into close order or narrow compass; as, to pack
        goods in a box; to pack fish.
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              Strange materials packed up with wonderful art.
                                                    --Addison.
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              Where . . . the bones
              Of all my buried ancestors are packed. --Shak.
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     2. To fill in the manner of a pack, that is, compactly and
        securely, as for transportation; hence, to fill closely or
        to repletion; to stow away within; to cause to be full; to
        crowd into; as, to pack a trunk; the play, or the
        audience, packs the theater.
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     3. To shuffle, sort and arrange (the cards) in a pack so as
        to secure the game unfairly; to stack[3] (the deck).
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              And mighty dukes pack cards for half a crown.
                                                    --Pope.
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     4. Hence: To bring together or make up unfairly and
        fraudulently, in order to secure a certain result; to
        stack[3]; as, to pack a jury or a caucus.
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              The expected council was dwindling into . . . a
              packed assembly of Italian bishops.   --Atterbury.
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     5. To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot. [Obs.]
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              He lost life . . . upon a nice point subtilely
              devised and packed by his enemies.    --Fuller.
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     6. To load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to
        pack a horse.
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              Our thighs packed with wax, our mouths with honey.
                                                    --Shack.
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     7. To cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings;
        esp., to send away peremptorily or suddenly; to send
        packing; -- sometimes with off; as, to pack a boy off to
        school.
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              He . . . must not die
              Till George be packed with post horse up to heaven.
                                                    --Shak.
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     8. To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (i. e.,
        on the backs of men or beasts). [Western U.S.]
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     9. (Hydropathy) To envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within
        numerous coverings. See Pack, n., 5.
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     10. (Mech.) To render impervious, as by filling or
         surrounding with suitable material, or to fit or adjust
         so as to move without giving passage to air, water, or
         steam; as, to pack a joint; to pack the piston of a steam
         engine.
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     11. To cover, envelop, or protect tightly with something;
         specif. (Hydropathy), to envelop in a wet or dry sheet,
         within numerous coverings.
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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
            joint.
        (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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  packing
      n 1: any material used especially to protect something [syn:
           packing material, packing, wadding]
      2: the enclosure of something in a package or box [syn:
         packing, boxing]
      3: carrying something in a pack on the back; "the backpacking of
         oxygen is essential for astronauts" [syn: packing,
         backpacking]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "packing":
     air express, airfreight, airlift, allocation, asportation,
     assignment, bearing, bottling, boxing, bush, bushing, canning,
     carriage, carry, carrying, cartage, collocation, conveyance,
     crating, deployment, deposit, deposition, disposition, doubling,
     doublure, drayage, emplacement, encasement, expressage, facing,
     ferriage, filler, filling, freight, freightage, gasket, gland,
     haulage, hauling, inlay, inlayer, insole, interlineation, lading,
     lighterage, liner, lining, loading, localization, locating,
     location, lugging, package, packaging, padding, pinpointing,
     placement, placing, portage, porterage, positioning, posting,
     putting, railway express, reposition, shipment, shipping,
     situation, spotting, stationing, stopping, storage, stowage,
     stuffing, tampon, telpherage, tinning, toting, transport,
     transportation, transshipment, truckage, wadding, waft, waftage,
     wagonage, wainscot
  
  

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