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

  Plane \Plane\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Planed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Planing.] [Cf. F. planer, L. planare, fr. planus. See
     Plane, a., Plain, a., and cf. Planish.]
     1. To make smooth; to level; to pare off the inequalities of
        the surface of, as of a board or other piece of wood, by
        the use of a plane; as, to plane a plank.
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     2. To efface or remove.
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              He planed away the names . . . written on his
              tables.                               --Chaucer.
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     3. Figuratively, to make plain or smooth. [R.]
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              What student came but that you planed her path.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Planing \Plan"ing\,
     a. & vb. n. fr. Plane, v. t.
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     Planing machine.
     (a) See Planer.
     (b) A complex machine for planing wood, especially boards,
         containing usually a rapidly revolving cutter, which
         chips off the surface in small shavings as the piece to
         be planed is passed under it by feeding apparatus.
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