1. pole vaulting a competition that involves jumping over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole
  2. blood clotting a process in which liquid blood is changed into a semisolid mass (a blood clot)
  3. police captain a policeman in charge of a precinct
  4. legislating the act of making or enacting laws
  5. calculating acting in a selfish, scheming way
  6. placating intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
  7. table tilting manipulation of a table during a seance
  8. bobsledding riding on a bobsled
  9. geological dating use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens
  10. bed clothing coverings that are used on a bed
  11. civilian clothing ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc.
  12. gesticulating making gestures while speaking
  13. metal plating a thin coating of metal deposited on a surface
  14. apoplectic marked by extreme anger
  15. bloodletting formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood
  16. woman's clothing clothing that is designed for women to wear
  17. scolding rebuking a person harshly
  18. oscillating having periodic vibrations
  19. debilitating impairing strength and vitality
  20. breech-loading (of guns) designed to be loaded at the breech