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lint

1. an absorbent cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side, used to dress wounds, etc.
2. shreds of fibre, yarn, etc.
3. Chiefly US staple fibre for making cotton yarn

lint

[lint]
(materials)
During the first stage of processing cotton, the fiber that is separated from the seeds in a cotton gin.

lint

A Unix C language processor which carries out more thorough checks on the code than is usual with C compilers.

Lint is named after the bits of fluff it supposedly picks from programs. Judging by references on Usenet this term has become a shorthand for desk check at some non-Unix shops, even in languages other than C. Also used as delint.
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Stuart Whitlock (left) and Phil Cornforth (right) of Blue Lint Studios, with screenshots from the Peter
2014) performed cointegration analysis for cotton lint exports from Mali for 1980 - 2011.
Using a soft brush, such as a paint brush, lint brush or make-up brush, clean the lower area of the serger.
Agriculture scientists Dr Dil Bagh Mohammad, Dr Mohammad Naveed, Dr Iqbal Bandesha, and Dr Mohammad Ajmal Chughtai said that lack of micronutrient in the soil, no proper techniques for picking and issues related to ginning process were the main hurdle in achieving production of good quality lint.
com" as the frame for a photograph by Peter Macdiarmid of the 2011 uprisings; in Kelly's reinterpretation, Macdiarmid's figures become silhouettes in lint against a gold background.
Considering the large number of passionate cavers out there (the National Speleological Society has 10,000 members), it took a long time to figure out that lint was a threat to caves.
Lint is composed of fine fibers that separate from the surface of fabrics including gowns, drapes, sterilization wrap, and huck towels.
The direct path coefficient of fruiting sites per sympodia to lint yield was positive and significant at 0.
Curatorial assessment and recommendations by Joane Cardinal-Schubert were an invaluable part of the process and several of her works are included," said Lint.
Dryer lint smoldered in trash cans and on the sidewalk outside Nanny's Laundry after firefighters responded to an appliance fire at the coin-operated laundry on Monroe Street near First Avenue Wednesday night.
She couldn't use her own laundry's lint because it was all the same color.
1 grams of lint after 'harvesting' it every day for 26 years and has even considered stuffing a cushion with his bizarre collection.