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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 735 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LINT (in M. Eng. linnet, probably through Fr. linette, from lin, the flax-plant; cf. " line "), properly the flax-plant, now only in Scots dialect; hence the application of such expressions as " lint-haired," " lint white locks " to flaxen hair. It is alsothe term applied to the flax when prepared for spinning, and to the waste material left over which was used for tinder. "Lint " is still the name given to a specially prepared material for dressing wounds, made soft and fluffy by scraping or ravelling linen cloth.
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