- linseed meal,
- linseed oil,
- linton, ralph
Origin of lint
Examples from the Web for lint
Makeup is reapplied, lint rollers are re-rolled, and string is cut from the inside of a sock.
The surgeons clapped a great wad of lint into the hole and we bound it up.My War Experiences in Two Continents|Sarah Macnaughtan
Cleanse the skin of the distal phalanx of the second finger of the left hand above the root of the nail with lint and ether.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
He laid the lint on the wounds, and then bound them firmly and evenly.With Frederick the Great|G. A. Henty
Word Origin for lint
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.