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riband

[ rib-uhnd ]

noun

  1. a decorative ribbon.


riband

/ ˈrɪbənd /

noun

  1. a ribbon, esp one awarded for some achievement See also blue riband
  2. a flat rail attached to posts in a palisade


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Word History and Origins

Origin of riband1

1350–1400; Middle English: ribbon

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Word History and Origins

Origin of riband1

C14: variant of ribbon

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Example Sentences

Here we have shepherdesses in hoops and wreaths of roses and shepherds in satin coats, who carry crooks tied with knots of riband.

The trail they took ran through the grass, a sinuous riband of hard-beaten soil that flashed where it caught the light.

It was eerie to watch the contour of the arc break, die away into a delicate pallor and reillumine in a travelling riband.

Gerard cast an eager glance up and down the long riband of dusty road, over the shimmering expanse of sun-baked veldt.

There was something foreign in his air—and the half military habit, relieved by the red riband of the Bourbon knighthood.

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