from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like lint or flax; soft.
  • Covered with or full of lint.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to lint.
  • adjective Covered with lint.


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  • Who knew how long it had lain in the linty velvet of the jeweler's display case?

    Two Poets

  • We were both stoned on laced weed and a linty rainbow of pills from the pocket of his ripped jeans.

    Ramona at the Funeral

  • He said I looked good all fuzzy which meant linty... and that pleased him.

    Lint Hunting

  • From the corner of the lining she patiently pulled out a half-eaten, linty M&M and holding it, as reverently as though it were the Sacrament, she whispered almost to herself, “Jay always thought he could handle anything, everything!”

    Jay's Journal

  • They were extremely angry when I denied them the treat – all the warnings about not accepting food from strangers paled in comparison to a handful of linty chocolates.

    » Protecting the Gift

  • Dig into your linty pockets for a quarter and drop it in the slot.

    Books by Portland Authors: Rodney Koeneke - Reading Local: Portland

  • Shock waves with their linty freight hit other particles and gases already lingering in one small pocket of the Milky Way.

    ‘The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars'

  • I pulled it, linty, from my pocket and held it out in my palm.


  • I pulled it, linty, from my pocket and held it out in my palm.


  • They also seldom clean them, so if you're planning on any criminal behavior, do NOT get shot by a cops 'linty, dusty, nasty bullet!

    ABC News Gets It Wrong on Firearms Segment


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