from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thin woolen or worsted stuff, highly glazed.
  • n. A strainer or bolter made of hair or cloth.


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  • He would surely have been present, for example, at such great occasions as the marriage, in January 1085, of al-Mu'tamin's son Ahmad al-Musta'in to a daughter of Abu Bakr of Valencia, splendidly organized by the Jewish vizier Abu al-Fadl ibn Hasday, himself one of the luminaries of the court culture of Zaragoza.

    David Shasha: Charlton Heston's 'El Cid': A Hero for Our Time

  • “Zanaka mpitandrina ny tenany, teraka tamin'ny 1 oktobra 1923 (tapabolana sisa manko) ary Ankadivato ilay fonenana nahalehibe azy.

    Saluting Rado, a Poet Legend

  • You can't go on forever huntin 'bear an' tamin 'cats, "protested the old rancher.

    The Man of the Forest

  • April 2, 2008 at 12:29 pm hrrmmmmm… dat soun a leeeeetle liek, tamin of teh kitteh? oohhh… an hopfurree, wen teh RITE boi gits wit her, he has a plan, a good jawb, an… lawtz o PASHUNSSSS

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  • If the school has a poultry farm, students with high degrees of interest may study v-tamin and/or mineral needs in poultry as an independent special study.

    Chapter 6

  • "It's a kind of talent -- a gift, you might say -- like breakin 'horses or tamin' wild animals," he was wont to reply modestly when questioned by those who followed his example and failed lamentably.

    The Fighting Shepherdess

  • "But if I'd paid more attention to geography in my school than I did to tamin 'toads and playin' circus I wouldn't have bet."

    The Skipper and the Skipped Being the Shore Log of Cap'n Aaron Sproul

  • I had some little dealin's with men in the marryin 'line once,' n 'I found 'em very shy; tamin' gophers is sleepin 'in the sun beside grabbin' a man 's dead against bein 'grabbed.

    Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs

  • "Thar now," he said, letting her loose; "you need a leetle tamin ', you do," and he turned and walked slowly away.

    In Happy Valley

  • "They can't escape, you tell me, except by this side, and there's nothin 'so good for tamin' men as hunger."

    Twice Bought

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