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Lint definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LINT, n. [L. linteum, linteus, from linium, flax.]
Flax; but more generally, linen scraped into a soft substance, and used for dressing wounds and sores.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers
2: cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side; used to dress wounds

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. a. a soft fleecy material made from linen usually by scraping b. fuzz consisting especially of fine ravelings and short fibers of yarn and fabric 2. a fibrous coat of thick convoluted hairs borne by cotton seeds that yields the cotton staple lintless adjective linty adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a fabric, orig. of linen, with a raised nap on one side, used for dressing wounds. 2 fluff. 3 Sc. flax. Derivatives: linty adj. Etymology: ME lyn(n)et, perh. f. OF linette linseed f. lin flax

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lint Lint (l[i^]nt), n. [AS. l[=i]net flax, hemp, fr. l[=i]n flax; or, perh. borrowed fr. L. linteum a linen cloth, linen, from linteus linen, a., fr. linum flax, lint. See Linen.] 1. Flax. 2. Linen scraped or otherwise made into a soft, downy or fleecy substance for dressing wounds and sores; also, fine ravelings, down, fluff, or loose short fibers from yarn or fabrics. Lint doctor (Calico-printing Mach.), a scraper to remove lint from a printing cylinder.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Lint is cotton or linen fabric which you can put on your skin if you have a cut. 2. Lint is small unwanted threads or fibres that collect on clothes. (mainly AM) = fluff

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