Par"ting (?), a. [From Part,
v.] 1. Serving to part;
2. Given when departing; as, a parting
shot; a parting salute. "Give him that parting
3. Departing. "Speed the parting
4. Admitting of being parted;
Parting fellow, a partner. [Obs.]
Chaucer. -- Parting pulley. See under
Pulley. -- Parting sand
(Founding), dry, nonadhesive sand, sprinkled upon the
partings of a mold to facilitate the separation. --
Parting strip (Arch.), in a sash window,
one of the thin strips of wood let into the pulley stile to keep the
sashes apart; also, the thin piece inserted in the window box to
separate the weights. -- Parting tool
(Mach.), a thin tool, used in turning or planing, for
cutting a piece in two.
Par"ting (?), n. 1.
The act of parting or dividing; the state of being parted;
division; separation. "The parting of the way." Ezek.
2. A separation; a leave-taking.
And there were sudden partings, such as
The life from out young hearts.
3. A surface or line of separation where a
4. (Founding) The surface of the sand
of one section of a mold where it meets that of another
5. (Chem.) The separation and
determination of alloys; esp., the separation, as by acids, of gold
from silver in the assay button.
6. (Geol.) A joint or fissure, as in a
7. (Naut.) The breaking, as of a cable,
8. (Min.) Lamellar separation in a
crystallized mineral, due to some other cause than cleavage, as to the
presence of twinning lamellæ.