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Meaning of EARING

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ear"ing\, n. (Naut.)
    (a) A line used to fasten the upper corners of a sail to the
        yard or gaff; -- also called {head earing}.
    (b) A line for hauling the reef cringle to the yard; -- also
        called reef earing.
    (c) A line fastening the corners of an awning to the rigging
        or stanchions.
  2. \Ear"ing\, n.
    Coming into ear, as corn.
  3. \Ear"ing\, n.
    A plowing of land. [Archaic]
          Neither earing nor harvest.              --Gen. xlv. 6.
Easton Bible Dictionary

an Old English word (from the Latin aro, I plough), meaning "ploughing." It is used in the Authorized Version in Gen. 45:6; Ex. 34:21; 1 Sam. 8:12; Deut. 21:4; Isa. 30:24; but the Revised Version has rendered the original in these places by the ordinary word to plough or till.