Tabbied
Tabby Tab"by, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tabbied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tabbying}.] To water; to cause to look wavy, by the process of calendering; to calender; as, to tabby silk, mohair, ribbon, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tabby — Tab by, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tabbied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tabbying}.] To water; to cause to look wavy, by the process of calendering; to calender; as, to tabby silk, mohair, ribbon, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tabbying — Tabby Tab by, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tabbied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tabbying}.] To water; to cause to look wavy, by the process of calendering; to calender; as, to tabby silk, mohair, ribbon, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tabby — tabby1 /tab ee/, n., pl. tabbies, adj., v., tabbied, tabbying. n. 1. a cat with a striped or brindled coat. 2. a domestic cat, esp. a female one. 3. a spinster. 4. a spiteful female gossip or tattler. 5. See plain weave …   Universalium

  • tabby — /ˈtæbi / (say tabee) noun (plural tabbies) 1. a cat with a striped or brindled coat. 2. a female cat. 3. Colloquial an old maid; a spinster. 4. Colloquial (dated) a woman, especially a girlfriend or sweetheart. 5. Colloquial any spiteful female… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tabby — [tab′ē] n. pl. tabbies [Fr tabis, earlier atabis < ML attabi < Ar al ʼattābīya < ʿ attābī, the quarter of Baghdad where it was manufactured: after a prince ʼ Attāb, of the Omayyad dynasty] 1. a silk taffeta with stripes or wavy markings; …   English World dictionary

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