American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Clinging bits of fiber and fluff; fuzz.
- n. Downy material obtained by scraping linen cloth and used for dressing wounds.
- n. The mass of soft fibers surrounding the seeds of unginned cotton.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Flax.
- n. A flocculent material procured by raveling or scraping linen, and used for dressing wounds and sores; charpie.
- n. Raw cotton that has been ginned and is ready for baling.
- n. Fluff; flue.
- n. A net.
- n. The netting of a pound or seine.
- n. A kerchief or net for the head.
- n. An obsolete variant of lunt.
- n. a fine material made by scraping cotton or linen cloth; used for dressing wounds
- n. clinging fuzzy fluff that accumulates in one's pockets or navel etc
- n. the fibrous coat of thick hairs covering the seeds of the cotton plant
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Flax.
- n. 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.
- n. cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side; used to dress wounds
- n. fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers
- From Middle English linet, from Old French linette ("grain of flax"), diminutive of lin ("flax"); or, from Medieval Latin linteum, from Latin līnum ("flax"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, variant of linet (from Old French linette, grain of flax, diminutive of lin, flax) or from Medieval Latin linteum, lint (from Latin, linen cloth), both from Latin līnum, flax; see librevema.gifno- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Considering that most of your clothes are polyester or cotton blends, the off flow lint is a good fire ignition source.”
“Maybe the lint is blue to make up for no blue food? leftover”
“Goodness, gracious, great balls of foreskin lint!”
“When too much lint from the washer builds up in it and starts to overflow onto the patio slab, it is easy to clean it out; it beats having a stoppage in the drainpipes.”
“Yes | No | Report from t_holinka wrote 49 weeks 1 day ago good job. i also try to bring a tin of lint from the sryer at home. of course in my Altoids survival kit.”
“Pure cotton balls, 0000 steel wool, and the lint from the trap in a clothes dryer will also glow from a spark and often catch flame, especially if it has been drizzled with candle wax.”
“I wanted to write, mainly, about the question of goodness -- what it means, how much goodness is available to us as contemporary beings, if the drive for goodness is real or a projection of our imagination, or just lint from the fluffy side of our brain.”
“What was people's response of people they called the lint heads?”
“But never underestimate the poor Buenos Aires street kid, originally known as "El Peluza" - literally "lint" - who eventually came to be known as "El Pibe de Oro" - The Golden Boy.”
“Those same kids grew up to be douchy balls of foreskin lint.”
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