Lint doctor
Lint Lint (l[i^]nt), n. [AS. l[=i]net flax, hemp, fr. l[=i]n flax; or, perh. borrowed fr. L. linteum a linen cloth, linen, from linteus linen, a., fr. linum flax, lint. See {Linen}.] 1. Flax. [1913 Webster]

2. Linen scraped or otherwise made into a soft, downy or fleecy substance for dressing wounds and sores; also, fine ravelings, down, fluff, or loose short fibers from yarn or fabrics. [1913 Webster]

{Lint doctor} (Calico-printing Mach.), a scraper to remove lint from a printing cylinder. [1913 Webster]


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