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

  Trim \Trim\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trimmed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Trimming.] [OE. trimen, trumen, AS. trymian, trymman, to
     prepare, dispose, make strong, fr. trum firm, strong; of
     uncertain origin.]
     1. To make trim; to put in due order for any purpose; to make
        right, neat, or pleasing; to adjust.
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              The hermit trimmed his little fire.   --Goldsmith.
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     2. To dress; to decorate; to adorn; to invest; to embellish;
        as, to trim a hat.
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              A rotten building newly trimmed over. --Milton.
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              I was trimmed in Julia's gown.        --Shak.
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     3. To make ready or right by cutting or shortening; to clip
        or lop; to curtail; as, to trim the hair; to trim a tree.
        " And trimmed the cheerful lamp." --Byron.
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     4. (Carp.) To dress, as timber; to make smooth.
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     5. (Naut.)
        (a) To adjust, as a ship, by arranging the cargo, or
            disposing the weight of persons or goods, so equally
            on each side of the center and at each end, that she
            shall sit well on the water and sail well; as, to trim
            a ship, or a boat.
        (b) To arrange in due order for sailing; as, to trim the
            sails.
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     6. To rebuke; to reprove; also, to beat. [Colloq.]
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     To trim in (Carp.), to fit, as a piece of timber, into
        other work.
  
     To trim up, to dress; to put in order.
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              I found her trimming up the diadem
              On her dead mistress.                 --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trimming \Trim"ming\,
     a. from Trim, v.
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           The Whigs are, essentially, an inefficient, trimming,
           halfway sort of a party.                 --Jeffrey.
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     Trimming joist (Arch.), a joist into which timber trimmers
        are framed; a header. See Header. --Knight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trimming \Trim"ming\, n.
     1. The act of one who trims.
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     2. That which serves to trim, make right or fitting, adjust,
        ornament, or the like; especially, the necessary or the
        ornamental appendages, as of a garment; hence, sometimes,
        the concomitants of a dish; a relish; -- usually in the
        plural.
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     3. The act of reprimanding or chastisting; as, to give a boy
        a trimming. [Colloq.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  trimming
      n 1: the act of adding decoration; "the children had to be in
           bed before it was time for the trimming of the tree"
      2: a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a
         hat"; "the trim on a shirt" [syn: trimming, trim,
         passementerie]
      3: cutting down to the desired size or shape [syn: trim,
         trimming, clipping]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  142 Moby Thesaurus words for "trimming":
     Smyth sewing, Waterloo, adjunct, adornment, arrangement, backing,
     beading, beating, bibliopegy, binder board, binding, bonus,
     book cloth, book cover, book jacket, bookbinding, bookcase,
     bordering, bordure, case, casemaking, casing-in, collapse,
     collating, collating mark, color, color patterns, conquering,
     conquest, cover, crash, deathblow, debacle, decor, decoration,
     defeat, destruction, downfall, drubbing, dust cover, dust jacket,
     edging, elaboration, embellishment, emblazonment, emblazonry,
     embroidery, extra, extra added attraction, extra dash, failure,
     fall, filigree, filling, fillip, fimbria, fimbriation, flounce,
     flourish, flower arrangement, folding, footband, frill, frilling,
     fringe, furbelow, furniture arrangement, galloon, garnish,
     garnishment, garniture, gathering, gluing-off, hard binding,
     headband, hem, hiding, illumination, jacket, lagniappe, lambasting,
     lathering, library binding, licking, lining, lining-up, list,
     mastery, mechanical binding, motif, niggerhead, ornament,
     ornamentation, overcoming, overthrow, overturn, padding,
     perfect binding, plastic binding, premium, quietus, rounding,
     ruffle, ruin, saddle stitching, selvage, sewing, side sewing,
     signature, skirting, slipcase, slipcover, smash, smashing,
     soft binding, something extra, spiral binding, stamping, stapling,
     stuffing, subdual, subduing, subjugation, superaddition, supple,
     tailband, temporizing, thrashing, timeserving, tipping, trim,
     trouncing, twist, undoing, valance, vanquishment, welt, whipping,
     window dressing, wire stitching, wrapper, wrinkle
  
  

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