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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Weed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Weeding.]
 1. To free from noxious plants; to clear of weeds; as, to weed corn or onions; to weed a garden.
 2. To take away, as noxious plants; to remove, as something hurtful; to extirpate; -- commonly used with out; as, to weed out inefficiency from an enterprise.  Weed up thyme.”
    Wise fathers . . . weeding from their children ill things.   --Ascham.
    Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.   --Bacon.
 3. To free from anything hurtful or offensive.
    He weeded the kingdom of such as were devoted to Elaiana.   --Howell.
 4. Stock Breeding To reject as unfit for breeding purposes.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Weed·ing, a. & n. from Weed, v.
 Weeding chisel, a tool with a divided chisel-like end, for cutting the roots of large weeds under ground.
 Weeding forceps, an instrument for taking up some sorts of plants in weeding.
 Weeding fork, a strong, three-pronged fork, used in clearing ground of weeds; -- called also weeding iron.
 Weeding hook. Same as Weed hook, under 3d Weed.
 Weeding iron. See Weeding fork, above.
 Weeding tongs. Same as Weeding forceps, above.