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

  Gin \Gin\ (g[i^]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gan (g[a^]n), Gon
     (g[o^]n), or Gun (g[u^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Ginning.] [OE.
     ginnen, AS. ginnan (in comp.), prob. orig., to open, cut
     open, cf. OHG. inginnan to begin, open, cut open, and prob.
     akin to AS. g[imac]nan to yawn, and E. yawn. [root]31. See
     Yawn, v. i., and cf. Begin.]
     To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as,
     gan tell. See Gan. [Obs. or Archaic] "He gan to pray."
     --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gin \Gin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ginned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Ginning.]
     1. To catch in a trap. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
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     2. To clear of seeds by a machine; as, to gin cotton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ginning \Gin"ning\, n. [See Gin, v. i.]
     Beginning. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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