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linter

[lin-ter] /ˈlɪn tər/
noun
1.
linters, short cotton fibers that stick to seeds after a first ginning.
2.
a machine for removing lint from cloth.
Origin of linter
1730-1740
An Americanism dating back to 1730-40; lint + -er1
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  • Mr. Peakslow was ahead of the boys; and they thought he must have reached the linter.

    The Young Surveyor; J. T. Trowbridge
  • The low back part of the house was called the "lean-to" or linter.

    The Historical Child Oscar Chrisman
  • He was laird of Linn and laird of linter, as his people used to say.

    Phineas Finn

    Anthony Trollope
  • "I am going on towards linter forest to meet Blane," said Mr. Kennedy.

    Phineas Finn

    Anthony Trollope
  • Under the logs was the crushed shell of the linter; and all looked anxiously, to see what was under that.

    The Young Surveyor; J. T. Trowbridge
  • We all thought you was under the linter; and they was all workin' so hard—as if they had been our best friends—to get you out.

    The Young Surveyor; J. T. Trowbridge
  • In those days he often wandered up and down the linter and across the moor to the Linn, and so down to the lake.

    Phineas Finn

    Anthony Trollope
  • But at this moment, though he remembered much that had passed between them, he was not even thinking of the Braes of linter.

    Phineas Finn

    Anthony Trollope
  • He went to the window, and raised it for a moment, that he might hear the well-remembered sound of the Fall of linter.

    Phineas Redux

    Anthony Trollope
  • Now the seed, free of all else, is carried by another elevator and endless screw conveyor to the "linter."

British Dictionary definitions for linter

linter

/ˈlɪntə/
noun
1.
a machine for stripping the short fibres of ginned cotton seeds
2.
(pl) the fibres so removed
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