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  • v. Present participle of pill.
  • n. Balls of fibre formed on clothing through usage, often called pill or pills.


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  • The long hair leads to less pilling, which is a real sweater killer.

    Style Showdown:

  • I have been owned by numerous cats over the years and thought I was an expert at "pilling" virtually any cat -- until last week.

    Two Humans, One Cat, Half a Benadryl

  • I thought I was an expert at "pilling" virtually any cat -- until last week!

    Two Humans, One Cat, Half a Benadryl

  • Heck you are pilling on money to the deficit and you are trying to blame G.W. for it!

    Obama and daughters visit frozen custard shop

  • Schumer has been seen in the Senate wearing the same baggy-kneed, wrinkled suit and dress shirt and pilling sweater vest three days in a row.

    Roger Stone: StoneZone's 2011 Best and Worst Dressed

  • The fabric of the pajamas was faded and pilling, it left nubs of fabric over the surface of it and spoke of uncounted washings and wearings.

    Time of Death

  • And another thing most still hunters dont use baits, especially pilling corn up for the deer.

    Deer Hunting with Dogs

  • Fortunately, there are some ways for the consumer to test a garment's quality, including its pilling potential.

    Cashmere Confidential

  • Messages are pilling up on her homepage attacking her.


  • Foster & Smith, the catalog and online pet supply retailer, posted a pilling how-to on its website and advised against mixing a pet's medicine with a whole meal, because your pet may not eat it all and you will never know how much it got.

    Many ways to give pills to pets

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