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

  Weave \Weave\ (w[=e]v), v. t. [imp. Wove (w[=o]v); p. p.
     Woven (w[=o]v"'n), Wove; p. pr. & vb. n. Weaving. The
     regular imp. & p. p. Weaved (w[=e]vd), is rarely used.]
     [OE. weven, AS. wefan; akin to D. weven, G. weben, OHG.
     weban, Icel. vefa, Sw. v[aum]fva, Dan. v[ae]ve, Gr.
     "yfai`nein, v., "y`fos web, Skr. [=u]r[.n]av[=a]bhi spider,
     lit., wool weaver. Cf. Waper, Waffle, Web, Weevil,
     Weft, Woof.]
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     1. To unite, as threads of any kind, in such a manner as to
        form a texture; to entwine or interlace into a fabric; as,
        to weave wool, silk, etc.; hence, to unite by close
        connection or intermixture; to unite intimately.
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              This weaves itself, perforce, into my business.
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              That in their green shops weave the smooth-haired
              To deck her sons.                     --Milton.
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              And for these words, thus woven into song. --Byron.
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     2. To form, as cloth, by interlacing threads; to compose, as
        a texture of any kind, by putting together textile
        materials; as, to weave broadcloth; to weave a carpet;
        hence, to form into a fabric; to compose; to fabricate;
        as, to weave the plot of a story.
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              When she weaved the sleided silk.     --Shak.
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              Her starry wreaths the virgin jasmin weaves. --Ld.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Weaving \Weav"ing\, n.
     1. The act of one who, or that which, weaves; the act or art
        of forming cloth in a loom by the union or intertexture of
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     2. (Far.) An incessant motion of a horse's head, neck, and
        body, from side to side, fancied to resemble the motion of
        a hand weaver in throwing the shuttle. --Youatt.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: creating fabric

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "weaving":
     arabesque, basketry, basketwork, cancellation, cross-hatching,
     crossing-out, entwining, filigree, fret, fretwork, grate, grating,
     grid, gridiron, grille, grillwork, hachure, hatching,
     interlacement, interlacing, intertexture, intertwinement,
     intertwining, interweaving, lace, lacery, lacework, lacing,
     lattice, latticework, mesh, meshes, meshwork, net, netting,
     network, plexure, plexus, raddle, reticle, reticulation, reticule,
     reticulum, riddle, screen, screening, sieve, texture, tissue,
     tracery, trellis, trelliswork, twining, wattle, weave, web,
     webbing, webwork, weft, wicker, wickerwork

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