from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The filamentous, achromatic material in the nucleus of a cell that interconnects chromatin granules.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The crystallizable bitter principle of Linum catharticum, or purging-flax.
- n. The substance which forms the reticulum of the nucleus and incloses the chromatin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an obsolete term for the network of viscous material in the cell nucleus on which the chromatin granules were thought to be suspended
These filaments are composed of a homogeneous material known as linin, which stains with acid dyes and contains embedded in its substance particles which have a strong affinity for basic dyes.
By the former, the material taken into the cell in the form of food is built up into cell tissue, such as linin, microsomes, etc., and, by the latter, these products are to a greater or less extent broken to pieces again to liberate their energy, and thus give rise to the activities of the cell.
"Now listen, mate, 'ere I've gone to the trouble o' linin 'up enough money to pay for our' ole journey and then some and you're 'avin' second thoughts.
July 7, 2008 at 2:09 pm howeber ai m nawt gonna be linin up to giv belli rubs, if ya kno whut ai meen…
Wii mai b amateurz, but do u C enny uthurz linin up 2 be ur ebil minyonz?
September 7, 2008 at 9:51 pm ohhhh is moar effektib dan teh alominim helmet wif ducky tape linin I wuz warin?
The local Aberdeen farmer who stood to cash in and has been loudly bragging in recent months - "Mr Trump ese nice n deep-lay linin' mey puckets" - should hang his head in shame now that the deal has been tossed in the bin.
"I've told you for years that gizzards is th 'answer to linin' your pockets."
Their lead stinker was just linin 'a kris up on his joogooler.
"By the same token," observed Tolly Tip, "till me av one of the tramps had on an ould blue army coat wid rid linin 'to the same?"