Line

Line

(ln), v. t. 1. To mark with a line or lines; to cover with lines; as, to line a copy book.
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He had a healthy color in his cheeks, and his face, though lined, bore few traces of anxiety.
Dickens.
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2. To represent by lines; to delineate; to portray. [R.] "Pictures fairest lined." Shak.
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3. To read or repeat line by line; as, to line out a hymn.
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This custom of reading or lining, or, as it was frequently called "deaconing" the hymn or psalm in the churches, was brought about partly from necessity.
N. D. Gould.
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4. To form into a line; to align; as, to line troops.
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To line bees, to track wild bees to their nest by following their line of flight. -- To line up (Mach.), to put in alignment; to put in correct adjustment for smooth running. See 3d Line, 19.
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