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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.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Harry Reid’s WTF Moment

  • 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?

    Matthew Yglesias » Harry Reid’s WTF Moment

  • The thing about abb is that none of his views are based on any kind of observed or lived reality.

    Matthew Yglesias » Rep Trent Franks: Blacks Were Better Off Under Slavery

  • The word abbé, let it be remembered, signifies father.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • 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.

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Harry Reid’s WTF Moment

  • "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'

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 2

  • Indeed, abb [n] is like some sort of super-troll, put together out of lesser trolls.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pro-Slavery


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