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Skirting Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    skirting adj : being all around the edges; enclosing; "his encircling arms"; "the room's skirting board needs painting" [syn: encircling(a), skirting(a)]
Skirting Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Skirt \Skirt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skirted; p. pr. & vb. n. Skirting.]
  1. To cover with a skirt; to surround. Skirted his loins and thighs with downy gold. --Milton.
  2. To border; to form the border or edge of; to run along the edge of; as, the plain was skirted by rows of trees. ``When sundown skirts the moor.'' --Tennyson.
Skirting Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Skirting \Skirt"ing\, n.
  1. (Arch.) A skirting board. [R.]
  2. Skirts, taken collectivelly; material for skirts. Skirting board, the board running around a room on the wall next the floor; baseboard.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Skirting'

In architecture, a baseboard (also called skirting board, skirting, mopboard, floor molding, as well as base molding) is a (generally wooden) board, covering the lowest part of an interior wall. Its purpose is to cover the joint between the wall surface (usually plaster or drywall) and the floor.

It covers the uneven edge as flooring meets the wall; protects the wall from kicks, abrasion, and furniture; and can serve as a decorative molding.

At its simplest, baseboard consists of a simple plank nailed, screwed or glued to the wall; however, particularly in older houses, it can be made up of a number of mouldings for decoration.

Plastic baseboard is usually available in white or a flexible version in several colors and is generally glued to the wall. Wooden baseboard is available in paint or stain grade versions. Paint grade will not take stain well. Paint grade baseboards can be either "raw finger jointed" or "primed." Stain grade woods—such as oak, pine, and maple—are clearer and are suitable for staining in natural finishes.

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  • China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdown
    By Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - BTC China, one of the country's leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China's first bitcoin ATM and launched an online app allowing individuals to buy and sell bitcoins using mobile phones, skirting local banking regulations seen as increasingly hostile to so-called crypto-currencies. But a subsequent crackd Read more on this news related to 'Skirting'
  • Qantas and Etihad skirting the law, warns competition regulator
    Qantas and one of the key shareholders in Virgin Australia are skirting the law in their apparent attempts to negotiate a truce over prices and capacity, Australia's top competition regulator has warned.         Read more on this news related to 'Skirting'
  • Skirting the law? Some bars not displaying obligatory `no guns` sign
    The Hot City Cocktail Lounge on Chicago's South Side has signs telling its customers they have to be 30 years old and that absolutely no low-hanging pants are allowed. Read more on this news related to 'Skirting'

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