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

  Stroking \Strok"ing\, n.
     1. The act of rubbing gently with the hand, or of smoothing;
        a stroke.
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              I doubt not with one gentle stroking to wipe away
              ten thousand tears.                   --Milton.
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     2. (Needlework) The act of laying small gathers in cloth in
        regular order.
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     3. pl. See Stripping, 2. --Smollett.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a light touch with the hands [syn: stroke, stroking]

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