from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of ribbon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A striped or ornamented border.
  • n. An ornament made of ribbon.


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  • My eyes scanned the gentle roll of the moor, the slant of hill sometimes broken in this area by a misty braille of hillocks and tussocks where boulders had been abandoned by glaciers long ago, and seasonal streams cut away at the softer sections, ribboning brown veins through the short yellowed grass.


  • The lower-topsail, its sheets parted by the fall of the crojack-yard, was tearing out of the bolt-ropes and ribboning away to leeward and making such an uproar that they might well expect its yard to carry away.


  • The sun was warm on my skin and the breeze cool, ribboning my hair across my eyes.

    Dark Secrets 2: No Time to Die the Deep End of Fear

  • In the Sunday Herald newsroom Siobhan, too, was sitting at her computer, fingers flying across the keyboard, words ribboning out across the screen.

    The Priest

  • There was a stream of liquid ribboning through the air and landing on his gas tank.

    The Riddle of Steel

  • With a curse the man jerked his leg clear, Michael's teeth ribboning flesh and trousers.


  • Isn't it better to just stir the liquid with the dry instead of the ribboning in Alton's recipe .. way less deflation!

    The Cake Slice presents: Triple Lemon Chiffon Cake

  • I felt sure of myself for once, my pale arms like liquid moving through the dimmer liquid of the darkness, gin ribboning through tonic, as I helped her undress.

    The Gin Closet

  • Alternatively take a large, colorful marker to the wrapped present pre-ribboning and write a message on it, as though it were the front of an envelope.

    Wrap Like a Pro

  • I just got sick unto death of flag-waving yellow-ribboning pseudo-patriotism that swallowed whole whatever propaganda Kool-Aid the White House doled out.

    Deanie Mills: Maybe It's Time


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