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The act of stroking or fondling an animal.
Present participle of pet.
It met her at the gate and she couldn't resist petting it.
Their petting grew more frenzied, more instinctive, and far from the languid, sensuous control he had intended to use with her.
She felt like petting the healer to calm him as she might Toby.s cat but suspected it wouldn.t be welcome.
He sat, petting her, thinking how unreal this all seemed, but at the same time celebrated that they had overcome their most daunting hardship.
Whatever was spoken of he would bring round to the superstitiousness of old maids, or the petting and spoiling of children.
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