Upon this framework, the prominence of his family, she built up during the coning week a new structure of hope.
"I saw Mr. Munt coning up from the boat," she said in answer to Mavering's demand for some sort of astonishment from her.
But you can't start this morning, because you're coning with Jill and me to choose the rug.
He lay a long time tossing, and proing and coning, without being able to arrive at any satisfactory solution of the matter.
1560s, from Middle French cone (16c.) or directly from Latin conus "a cone, peak of a helmet," from Greek konos "cone, spinning top, pine cone," perhaps from PIE root *ko- "to sharpen" (cf. Sanskrit sanah "whetstone," Latin catus "sharp," Old English han "stone").
A solid body having a circle for its base and sides inclined so as to meet at a point above the base.
See cone cell.