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lint

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Material & textiles, Hospital
lintlint /lɪnt/ noun [uncountable]  1 especially American EnglishTIM soft light pieces of thread or wool that come off cotton, wool, or other material syn fluff British English2 British EnglishMH soft cotton material used for protecting wounds
Examples from the Corpus
lintThe discharged sheet is much easier to manage and does not attract dust and lint.Place a small towel or a piece of lint or soft fabric on top of the water.He was tapping his foot impatiently, picking imaginary specks of lint from the sleeve of his coat.He picked lint from his pants, rolled it into a ball, and flicked it across the room.Always soft and fuzzed with pocket lint, they would sit on his tongue like dry bitter cotton.It's a bandage, it's a sticking-plaster, it's lint, it's gauze, it's cream.She flicked the lint from her hand and it fell to the carpet.
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