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[ab] /æb/
low-grade wool from the breech or outer edges of a fleece.
yarn made from this wool.
Origin of abb
before 1000; Old English ab, āweb, ōweb; see a-3, woof1, web, weave Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The abb has said that England would be the finest country in the world, but that it wants too essentials, sunshine and cooks.

    Helen Maria Edgeworth
  • The abb tells me to wait an indication, an order from on high; but, alas!

    En Route J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • He gave him a magnificent Latin certificate, and enjoined silence on the abb de Frilair, who was venturing to remonstrate.

  • Close to the tiny station he recognized the inn of which the abb had told him.

    En Route J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • On the day after his arrival Gobert came face to face with abb Rousseau in the church square.

    The Surprises of Life Georges Clemenceau
  • The abb explained various traps which might be set with advantage.

    En Route J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  • Indeed, beneath that of the abb John, curls of the same hue clustered just as tightly and almost as abundantly.

    The White Plumes of Navarre Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • In it the abb Sieys asked the question, "What is the third estate?"

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • "Then God bless him," said the abb Susini, turning on his heel.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman

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