Definition of Panning

1. Verb. (present participle of pan) ¹



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Definition of Panning

1. pan [v] - See also: pan

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Panning

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pannicles
pannicular hernia
panniculectomy
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panniculus
panniculus carnosus muscle
pannier
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pannikels
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pannikins
panning (current term)
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panobinostat
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Literary usage of Panning

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1. Mining in the Pacific States of North America by John Shertzer Hittell (1862)
"panning, g 108. The process of panning has been described in section eighty-nine, under the head of prospecting. It sometimes happens, in mining with the ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1915)
""Playa" panning on the Cauca River BY WILLIAM P. WARD, DENVER, COLO. ... The part of the Cauca where the playa panning is most noticeable is from Valdivia ..."

3. The Sampling and Assay of the Precious Metals: Comprising Gold, Silver by Ernest Alfred Smith (1913)
"Assay by panning.—This operation consists in washing auriferous gravel or ... When the panning has been successfully performed the " colours," ie yellow ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The valuable minerals are secured by washing the gravels either by hand (panning) or other means. PLACER MINING. See GOLD MINING. ..."

5. Hydraulic and Placer Mining by Eugene Benjamin Wilson (1898)
"Corresponding to the advantages of the sluice- box over panning may be ... panning.—The ordinary gold-pan is an imperfect appliance for saving fine material ..."

6. The Klondike Stampede by Tappan Adney, Edwin Tappan Adney (1899)
"panning " "panning" is performed by filling the pan with the gravel believed to contain gold and taking it to a stream or vessel ..."

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