verb (used with object), ret·ted, ret·ting.
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"She's by far the sweetest child you've got, Marg'ret," she said to Mrs. Underhill.A Little Girl in Old New York
Amanda Millie Douglas
If you grow some flax, you can ret it also and remove the fiber.Clothing and Health
Dis heah coat and weskit nuver did you no favor anyways—I hear Miss Marg'ret talkin' 'bout it de fust time you ever put 'em on."George Washington's" Last Duel
Thomas Nelson Page
Sonig say, 'Tomorrow we be friendry and we ret those two go for another wawrk in the woods.--And Devious the Line of Duty
Retina, ret′i-na, n. the innermost coating of the eye, consisting of a fine network of optic nerves.
verb rets, retting or retted
Word Origin for ret
"to soak stems of fibrous plants (flax, hemp, jute, etc.) to soften them," mid-15c., probably from Middle Dutch roten (or an unrecorded cognate Old Norse word that is related to Norwegian røyta, Swedish röta, Danish røde); considered to be related to Old English rotian "to rot" (see rot (v.)), but the vowel is difficult.