Retting
Retting Ret"ting, n. 1. The act or process of preparing flax for use by soaking, maceration, and kindred processes; -- also called {rotting}. See {Ret}. --Ure. [1913 Webster]

2. A place where flax is retted; a rettery. --Ure. [1913 Webster]


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