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]

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  • 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

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