from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To moisten or soak (flax, for example) in order to soften and separate the fibers by partial rotting.
- intransitive v. To become so moistened or soaked.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- abbr. retired
- v. To prepare (flax, hemp etc.) for further processing by soaking, which facilitates separation of fibers from the woody parts of the stem.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. See aret.
- transitive v. To prepare for use, as flax, by separating the fibers from the woody part by process of soaking, macerating, and other treatment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To expose, as the gathered stems of fibrous plants, to moisture, in order, by partial fermentation or rotting, to facilitate the abstraction of the fiber.
- To impute; ascribe.
- A Middle English contraction of redeth (modern readeth).
- n. The process of retting; retting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue
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Méret is arguably the most arresting figure of all, especially since her responses to the rise and fall of the Nazis become the book's sobering theme.
USAF, ret is running for Fla Congressional district seat – he spoke and stated that when he gets into congress he will introduce impeachment proceedings against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice for Treason.
For the record I am a 23yr "ret" Army Viet Nam Vet..
The writer who wrote "ret" for right is probably as accurate as the one who spelled it "raght."
"And I know it was Nurse Marg'ret 'cos she wrote a great big' M 'on a bit of paper and pinned it on to show who it was meant for."
Vainly seeks the eye a flow'ret 'mid the desolation drear,
"I worked at Lady Marg'ret 'All, ma'am, where the young lady is studyin'."
"Of course Marg'ret'll come, Tess, -- or has she come?" said Mrs. Costello, who was hastily clearing a table in the family sitting - room upstairs, because it was needed for the stage setting.
Marg'ret's answer was smiling and ready, but Mrs. Costello read more truthfully the color on the little face, and the distress in the bright eyes raised to hers, and sighed as she found a big chair and settled herself contentedly to watch and listen.