Water-ret
Water-ret Wa"ter-ret`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Water-retted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Water-retting}.] To ret, or rot, in water, as flax; to water-rot. [1913 Webster]

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  • water-ret — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to ret (as flax) with water …   Useful english dictionary

  • water-ret — v. a. Water rot …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Water-retted — Water ret Wa ter ret , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Water retted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Water retting}.] To ret, or rot, in water, as flax; to water rot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water-retting — Water ret Wa ter ret , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Water retted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Water retting}.] To ret, or rot, in water, as flax; to water rot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water-rot — Wa ter rot , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Water rotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Water rotting}.] To rot by steeping in water; to water ret; as, to water rot hemp or flax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water-rotted — Water rot Wa ter rot , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Water rotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Water rotting}.] To rot by steeping in water; to water ret; as, to water rot hemp or flax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water-rotting — Water rot Wa ter rot , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Water rotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Water rotting}.] To rot by steeping in water; to water ret; as, to water rot hemp or flax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water-rot — v. a. Water ret …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • water-rot — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: by folk etymology : water ret …   Useful english dictionary

  • ret — v. (about hemp or flax fibers) soften by soaking in water, prepare by dampening with water …   English contemporary dictionary

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