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garnett

[gahr-net]
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verb (used with object)
  1. Textiles. to reduce (waste material) to its fibrous state for reuse in textile manufacturing.
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noun
  1. a machine used in garnetting.
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Origin of garnett

First recorded in 1885–90; after the surname Garnett
Related formsgar·nett·er, noun

Garnett

[gahr-nit, gahr-net]
noun
  1. Constance Black,1862–1946, English translator from Russian.
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Examples from the Web for garnett

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  • Behind came hurrying Garnett with the 2d, the 4th, and the 33d.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Garnett, James M.; enlisted July 17, 1861; lieutenant on staff.

  • Garnett, a strict Calvinist, winced at the remark, but passed it over.

    Grey Town

    Gerald Baldwin

  • Councillor Garnett was perhaps the single exception to this rule of honesty.

    Grey Town

    Gerald Baldwin

  • I accuse Councillor Garnett in this matter of abusing his position as a councillor.

    Grey Town

    Gerald Baldwin


British Dictionary definitions for garnett

Garnett

noun
  1. Constance. 1862–1946, British translator of Russian novels
  2. her son, David. 1892–1981, British novelist and editor. His novels include Lady Into Fox (1922) and Aspects of Love (1955)
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