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Definition of milking (Meaning of milking)
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Milk Milk (m[i^]lk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Milked} (m[i^]lkt);
	     p. pr. & vb. n. {Milking}.]
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	     1. To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the
	        hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of. ``Milking the
	        kine.'' --Gay.
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	              I have given suck, and know
	              How tender 't is to love the babe that milks me.
	                                                    --Shak.
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	     2. To draw from the breasts or udder; to extract, as milk;
	        as, to milk wholesome milk from healthy cows.
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	     3. To draw anything from, as if by milking; to compel to
	        yield profit or advantage; to plunder. --Tyndale.
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	              They [the lawyers] milk an unfortunate estate as
	              regularly as a dairyman does his stock. --London
	                                                    Spectator.
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	     {To milk the street}, to squeeze the smaller operators in
	        stocks and extract a profit from them, by alternately
	        raising and depressing prices within a short range; --
	        said of the large dealers. [Cant]
	
	     {To milk a telegram}, to use for one's own advantage the
	        contents of a telegram belonging to another person. [Cant]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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