Dewretting
Dewretting Dew"ret`ting, n. Dewrotting; the process of decomposing the gummy matter of flax and hemp and setting the fibrous part, by exposure on a sward to dew, rain, and sunshine. [1913 Webster]

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  • Dewret — Dew ret , v. t. [Dew + ret, v. t.] To ret or rot by the process called dewretting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dewrot — Dew rot , v. t. To rot, as flax or hemp, by exposure to rain, dew, and sun. See {Dewretting}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dewret — transitive verb also dewrot ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ (dewretted ; dewretted ; dewretting ; dewrets) Etymology: dewret from dew (I) + ret (to soak); dewrot by folk etymology (influence of rot, v.) from dewret : to ret (flax or hemp) by exposure to rain, dew,… …   Useful english dictionary

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