Etymology
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write-up (n.)
1882, from the verbal phrase; see write (v.) + up (adv.).
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blubbering (n.)
"act of weeping noisily," 1570s, verbal noun from blubber (v.).
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daring (n.)

"adventurous courage," 1610s, verbal noun from dare (v.).

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drubbing (n.)

"a sound beating," 1640s, verbal noun from drub (v.).

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break-even (adj.)
also breakeven; usually with point, 1938, from the verbal phrase (1910); see break (v.) + even (adv.). The verbal phrase in the financial sense is recorded from 1914.
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matting (n.2)
"ornamental border of a picture," 1864 from verbal derivative of mat (n.2).
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napping (n.)

"action of sleeping," from Old English hneappunge, verbal noun from nap (v.).

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stalling (n.)
"action of being evasive," 1927, verbal noun from stall (v.2).
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fulling (n.)
early 15c. (in fulling mill), verbal noun from full (v.).
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heating (n.)
"action of making hot," late 14c., verbal noun from heat (v.).
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