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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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56 (480m): Borna Riva, Where's Abbie, Molly's Jesse, Cabbie's Rumble, Blackhouse Linty (W), Baby Cheesecake (W).
12 (480m): Jans Bluebell, Queenies Maverik, Swift Annette, Burnpark Cashen, Farley Baloo, Blackhouse Linty (W).
True, he shaped very nicely to finish second to Eden Linty at Newbury, but that was off a BHA mark of only 120.
48 (480m Handicap): Lukeir Zak (12), Colliery Diamond (11), Lil Iris (8), Silverhill Rock (6), Molly's Jesse (2), Blackhouse Linty (W) (Scr).
29: 1, BLACKHOUSE LINTY (5), 9-4; 2, Mill Sebastion (3), 5-1; 2, 29.
15 (480m): Northwest Dubh, Target Hubert, Lovely Heather, Broxi, Woodsgift Gem (W), Blackhouse Linty (W).
58 (480m): Wraysbury Court, Killacolla Honey, Target Ozone, Marlfield Mitch, Blackhouse Seeka, Blackhouse Linty (W).
48 (480m): Borna Riva, Ringtown Ben, I Am The Man, Target Blaine, Tunes Beat (W), Blackhouse Linty (W).
He is joined in the entries by Cerium, who shaped with promise on his reappearance at Newbury when fifth to Eden Linty.
22 (480m): Lisacaha Debi, Saint James, Crossfield Halle, Motor Bar Escape, Target Blaine, Blackhouse Linty (W).
The Philip Hobbs-trained Eden Linty followed up her recent Chepstow success with a fluent victory in the mares' only handicap hurdle, with Tom O'Brien again in the saddle.
Reserves: Blackhouse India, Blackhouse Linty (W), Blackjack Joker (W), Borna Riva, Cable Kelly (W), Dark Milly, Dotland Rihanna, Gateside Bruce (W), Gypsy Magpie, Killahara Jack (W), Lil Oscar, Liverpool Wonder, Steel Warlord, Target Illusion, Target Tricks.