Nettling
Nettling Net"tling, n. (Rope Making) (a) A process (resembling splicing) by which two ropes are joined end to end so as to form one rope. (b) The process of tying together the ends of yarns in pairs, to prevent tangling. [1913 Webster]

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  • Nettling — Net tling, p. pr. & a. Stinging; irritating. [1913 Webster] {Nettling cell} (Zo[ o]l.), a lasso cell. See under {Lasso}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nettling — Nettle Net tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nettled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nettling}.] To fret or sting; to irritate or vex; to cause to experience sensations of displeasure or uneasiness not amounting to violent anger. [1913 Webster] The princes were so… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nettling — net·tle || netl n. any of numerous plants with stingy hairs that irritate the skin on contact v. sting with thorn or nettle; annoy, irritate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nettling — net·tling …   English syllables

  • nettling — ˈned.əliŋ, et(ə)liŋ noun ( s) Etymology: nettle (III) + ing 1. : a process resembling splicing by which two ropes are joined end to end so as to form one rope 2. : a process of tying together the ends of yarns in pairs so as to prevent tangling …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nettling cell — Nettling Net tling, p. pr. & a. Stinging; irritating. [1913 Webster] {Nettling cell} (Zo[ o]l.), a lasso cell. See under {Lasso}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nettling cell — Lasso Lass o (l[a^]s s[ o]) n.; pl. {Lassos} ( s[=o]z). [Sp. lazo, L. laqueus. See {Lace}.] A rope or long thong of leather with a running noose, used for catching horses, cattle, etc. [1913 Webster] {Lasso cell} (Zo[ o]l.), one of a peculiar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nettling cell — noun Etymology: from present participle of nettle (II) : nematocyst …   Useful english dictionary

  • ecthoraeum — Ecthoreum Ec tho*re um, n.; pl. {Ecthorea}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? to leap out; ek out + ?, ?, to leap, dart.] (Zo[ o]l.) The slender, hollow thread of a nettling cell or cnida. See {Nettling cell}. [Written also {ecthor[ae]um}.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ecthorea — Ecthoreum Ec tho*re um, n.; pl. {Ecthorea}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? to leap out; ek out + ?, ?, to leap, dart.] (Zo[ o]l.) The slender, hollow thread of a nettling cell or cnida. See {Nettling cell}. [Written also {ecthor[ae]um}.] [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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