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3 definitions found
 for Panning
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pan \Pan\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Panned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Panning.]
     1. (Mining) To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by
        washing in a kind of pan. [U. S.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              We . . . witnessed the process of cleaning up and
              panning out, which is the last process of separating
              the pure gold from the fine dirt and black sand.
                                                    --Gen. W. T.
                                                    Sherman.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To criticise (a drama or literary work) harshly.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  panning \pan"ning\, n.
     The act or process in which heavier ores are concentrated by
     agitating a sample of crushed ore under water in a shallow
     pan, thus washing away the lighter particles from the sample;
     as, panning for gold. See pan[1], v. t. and pan[1], v. i.
     [PJC]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "panning":
     banter, bantering, booing, catcalling, chaffing, derision,
     derisive, derisory, fleering, flippancy, flippant, fooling,
     grinning, hissing, hooting, jeering, joshing, kidding, leering,
     levity, mockery, mocking, quizzical, ragging, railing, raillery,
     rallying, razzing, ridicule, ridiculing, roasting, scoffing, smart,
     smart-aleckiness, smart-alecky, smart-ass, smartness, smirking,
     sneering, snickering, sniggering, snorting, taunting, teasing,
     twitting
  
  

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