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- n. A type of yarn for the warp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Among weavers, yarn for the warp. .
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Yarn for the warp in weaving.
- n. In wool-sorting, one of two qualities of wool known as coarse abb and fine abb respectively.
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- n. an urban hit squad and guerrilla group of the Communist Party in the Philippines; formed in the 1980s
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That indefinable character which is neither ecclesiastical nor secular, which we call abbé, is unknown in England.
Though abb is being willfully obtuse to allow no chinks in the armour of his dogmatic wikipedia version of Marxism, here is, well, a wikipedia version of Standard Black English for those interested.
January 9th, 2010 at 4: 29 pm abb, is it also your opinion that all residents of Park Slope speak the same distinctive dialect of English as the Hasidim who raised you?
The thing about abb is that none of his views are based on any kind of observed or lived reality.
The word abbé, let it be remembered, signifies father.
How different the view opened to us by the possibility of soul being apportioned in various measure among the lower animals: there is a clue given "to justify the ways of God to" -- brutes: we need not then consider, with a certain French abbé, that they are fallen angels, doing penance for their sins; we need not, with old Pythagoras and latter Brahmins, account them stationed lodges, homes of transmigration for the spirits of men in process of being purged from their offences: we need not regard them as Avatars of Vishnu, or incarnations of Apis, visible deities craving the idolatries of India and Egypt.
This statement shows shocking ignorance of hte development of American English, preceded by a definition that abb is ignorant of same but feels informed enough by his cliff’s notes Marxism to hold forth anyway.
"That indefinable being, who is neither ecclesiastic nor secular, in a word, who is called abbé, is an unknown species in
Hobhouse (note viii.), "called the abbé's memoirs a 'labour of love'
Indeed, abb [n] is like some sort of super-troll, put together out of lesser trolls.