from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic A fine thread or skein of thread.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To separate, as threads; to divide, as a collection of threads.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The knotted or entangled part of silk or thread.
- n. Silk not yet twisted; floss; -- called also sleave silk.
- transitive v. To separate, as threads; to divide, as a collection of threads; to sley; -- a weaver's term.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To separate or divide, as a collection of threads, strands, or fibers.
- n. Anything matted or raveled; hence, unspun silk; the knotted and entangled part of silk or thread.
Once I put a small garter Snake in a girl's muff, and it went up her sleave, which is nothing to some of the things she had done to me.
Last edited by jase2472 on Thu Feb 21, 2008 6: 32 pm; edited 2 times in total excuse me? could you re-write that in english please? do you mean the flash with the black snake that is seen on the sleeves? not sure mate looked on army website for FTRS vacancies and it says CMT class 1 must have done Black Serpent course All I've managed to find out is that it's a course, where as the black snake on the sleave is a unit marking.
The fashionable rolling travel satchel from Caribbean Joe looks is gorgeous tote by day, but comes with wheels and a trolly handle to become an easy carry-on with a laptop sleave and multiple compartments.
Even a reader who loves salt marshes, as I do, and who wants to lose herself in Mr. Lender's tender appreciation of them may find herself, instead, lost in the sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleave of care.
People wear their religion on their sleave because they don't have a genuine faith.
'Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care The death of each day\'s life, sore labour\'s bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature\'s second course, Chief nourisher in life\'s feast.
According to one of William Shakespeare's gags, it is sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care spelling, Will, spelling.
Why does the GOP insist that everyone wear their patroitism on their sleave?
Even she doesn't get the popular vote, even if Pennsylvania fails to give her the nomination single-handedly, even if etc., etc., etc., she will still have the winning card up her sleave: John Edwards 'endorsement.
I left journalism to follow a course that allows me to wear my heart on my sleave, a trait that -- much as it is me -- is faintly embarrassing even now.
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