- lint: see linen
- lint (n.)
- late 14c., "flax prepared for spinning," also "refuse of flax used as kindling," somehow from the source of Old English lin "flax" (see linen), perhaps from or by influence of Middle French linette "grain of flax," diminutive of lin "flax," from Latin linum "flax, linen;" Klein suggests from Latin linteum "linen cloth," neuter of adjective linteus. Later "flax refuse used as tinder or for dressing wounds" (c. 1400). Still used for "flax" in Scotland in Burns' time. Applied in American English to stray cotton fluff.
- 1. Flicked the lint off the coat.
- 2. Fortunately, many of these problems can be mitigated with a good lint program.
- 还好, 这些问题中有许多都可以在良好的lint程序中得以缓解.
- 3. There are a few problems of air pollution by chemicals, lint, etc., but these are minor.
- 化学品 、 棉花等也造成一些空气污染问题, 但这是次要的.
- 4. All through the mill they got this cotton dust and lint that fills up the air.
- 5. Excessive lint accumulation at the sides of under casing.
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