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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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57 (480m): Till Riddles, Farloe Huffy, Fares Please, Marlfield Mitch, Elwick Spook, Blackhouse Linty (W).
She ran the smart, but ill-fated, Eden Linty to a length in this race last season and, although she's failed to progress, this looks a very good opportunity.
Eden Linty has looked a very useful tool for Philip Hobbs in her last few races and reappeared with a taking win at Chepstow.
She popped open the chest of the ancient upright Hoover, intending to throw away its linty heart, all the sad accumulations of the previous tenant's life, but Ames was blocking the kitchen, reaching up to dust the lintel above the door.
To help you brush up your rather linty education, I'm going to lend you a novel, provided you feel a genuine desire to improve yourself and thank me for giving you cause to think yourself in need of spiritual cultivation.
This year I'm planning ahead - absolutely no more linty Life Savers from the bottom of my book bag or thumbtacks from the utility drawer.
07 (480m Handicap): Drumena Mean It, Goldmine Susie, Offshore Louis, Fearsome Mayor (W), Blackhouse Linty (W), Blackjack Bullet.
42 (480m Handicap): Old Fort Target (12), Popping King (W) (9), Penny's Paris (6), Triona's Master (4), Swift Whiskey (Scr), Blackhouse Linty (W) (Scr).
He captured a 16-runner handicap hurdle off a perch of 116 at Chepstow in early November, then finished fourth to Eden Linty in a similar 20-runner contest at Newbury at the end of the month, off an 8lb higher mark.
12 (480m): Jans Bluebell, Queenies Maverik, Swift Annette, Burnpark Cashen, Farley Baloo, Blackhouse Linty (W).
56 (480m): Borna Riva, Where's Abbie, Molly's Jesse, Cabbie's Rumble, Blackhouse Linty (W), Baby Cheesecake (W).