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

  Point \Point\ (point), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pointed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Pointing.] [Cf. F. pointer. See Point, n.]
     1. To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or
        file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil.
        Used also figuratively; as, to point a moral.
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     2. To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at
        a wolf, or a cannon at a fort.
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     3. Hence, to direct the attention or notice of.
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              Whosoever should be guided through his battles by
              Minerva, and pointed to every scene of them. --Pope.
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     4. To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to
        point a composition.
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     5. To mark (a text, as in Arabic or Hebrew) with vowel
        points; -- also called vocalize.
  
     Syn: vocalize. [1913 Webster + RP]
  
     6. To give particular prominence to; to designate in a
        special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the
        error was pointed out. --Pope.
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              He points it, however, by no deviation from his
              straightforward manner of speech.     --Dickens.
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     7. To indicate or discover by a fixed look, as game.
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     8. (Masonry) To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by
        introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it
        to a smooth surface.
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     9. (Stone Cutting) To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.
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     To point a rope (Naut.), to taper and neatly finish off the
        end by interweaving the nettles.
  
     To point a sail (Naut.), to affix points through the eyelet
        holes of the reefs.
  
     To point off, to divide into periods or groups, or to
        separate, by pointing, as figures.
  
     To point the yards (of a vessel) (Naut.), to brace them so
        that the wind shall strike the sails obliquely. --Totten.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pointing \Point"ing\, n.
     1. The act of sharpening.
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     2. The act of designating, as a position or direction, by
        means of something pointed, as a finger or a rod.
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     3. The act or art of punctuating; punctuation.
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     4. The act of filling and finishing the joints in masonry
        with mortar, cement, etc.; also, the material so used.
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     5. The rubbing off of the point of the wheat grain in the
        first process of high milling.
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     6. (Sculpt.) The act or process of measuring, at the various
        distances from the surface of a block of marble, the
        surface of a future piece of statuary; also, a process
        used in cutting the statue from the artist's model.
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