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Waterbury
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Watered
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watered silk definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tabby Tab"by, n.; pl. Tabbies. [F. tabis (cf. It. tab[`i], Sp. & Pg. tab['i], LL. attabi), fr. Ar. 'att[=a]b[=i], properly the name of a quarter of Bagdad where it was made, the quarter being named from the prince Attab, great grandson of Omeyya. Cf. Tobine.] 1. A kind of waved silk, usually called watered silk, manufactured like taffeta, but thicker and stronger. The watering is given to it by calendering. 2. A mixture of lime with shells, gravel, or stones, in equal proportions, with an equal proportion of water. When dry, this becomes as hard as rock. --Weale. 3. A brindled cat; hence, popularly, any cat. 4. An old maid or gossip. [Colloq.] --Byron.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

Tabby.



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