A kind of rough cloth, often printed with a bright pattern.
Having a pattern of red and contrasting areas, resembling the color of calico cloth.
The cat had distinctive red and dark markings.
The patterned tableclothes were supposed to make the restaurant look rustic, instead they made it look run down.
A fine fabric made from wool and silk.
A garment made from such a fabric.
July 1, 1660This morning came home my fine Camlett cloak, with gold buttons, and a silk suit, which cost me much money, and I pray God to make me able to pay for it. " Samuel Pepys, s:Diary of Samuel Pepys/1660/July, Diary of Samuel Pepys
1844With this announcement he hurried away to the outer door of the Blue Dragon, and almost immediately returned with a companion shorter than himself, who was wrapped in an old blue cloak with a lining of faded scarlet. " Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit, s:Martin Chuzzlewit/Chapter 4, Chapter 4
1893She was richly clad in a bodice of gold-coloured and a skirt of gray silk trimmed with gold and silver lace. " Arthur Conan Doyle, The Refugees, s:The Refugees/Chapter III, Chapter 3.
noun (countable and uncountable; plural (UK)canvasses, (US)canvases)
A type of coarse cloth, woven from hemp, useful for making sails and tents or as a surface for paintings.
1882: The term canvas is very widely used, as well to denote the coarse fabrics employed for kitchen use, as for strainers, and wraps for meat, as for the best quality of ordinary table and shirting linen. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 556.
A piece of canvas cloth stretched across a frame on which one may paint.
A basis for creative work.
The author takes rural midwestern life as a for a series of tightly woven character studies.
(nautical) sails in general
He spent the night under .
verb (canvas, es)
To cover an area or object with canvas.
A flat, normally rectangular piece of stiff paper, plastic etc. especially: one of a pack bearing numbers and symbols used in playing a variety of card games, e.g. a post card, a greeting card (Christmas, birthday etc.,) an identification card, a credit card, a business card, an index card, a baseball card or a warning card.
(informal) An amusing but slightly foolish person.
(context, rare, textiles) A device to raise the nap on a fabric.
(context, rare, textiles) A machine for disentagling the fibres of wool prior to spinning.
(Cricket) A tabular presentation of the key statistics of an innings or match:- batsman, batsmen's scores and how they were dismissed, extras, total score and bowling figures.
(horse racing) A listing of the runners and riders, together with colours and recent form, for all the races on a particular day at a particular racecourse
verb (cards, carding, carded)
To check IDs at a venue with a minimum age requirement
They have to anybody who looks 30 or younger.
(context, rare, textiles) To use the above device or machine.
To scrape or tear someone's flesh using a metal comb, as a form of torture
noun (uncountable and countable)
A fabric used as a floor covering; a rug.
(figurative) Any surface resembling a carpet.
(vulgar) A woman's pubic hair.
To lay carpet, or to have carpet installed, in an area.
After the fire, they carpeted over the blackened hardwood flooring.
The builders were carpeting in the living room when Zadie inspected her new house.
(transitive) To substantially cover something; to blanket something.
Popcorn and candy wrappers carpeted the floor of the cinema.
carpet, Carpet or a piece of carpet, especially when speaking of installation or removal.
''As part of the restoration of the house, they took up the and left the hardwood floors exposed.
(present participle of, carpet)
She considered her bedroom floor to cover the blood stains in the floorboards.
A vegetable with a nutritious, juicy, orange, sweet root.
Fine, downy wool from beneath the outer hair of the Cashmere goat
A soft fabric made of this wool
proper nounCashmere (archaic)
(obsolete spelling of, cashmere)
A thin, lightweight twilled woolen fabric, also spelled kerseymere.
An inexpensive version of this fabric, made with a cotton warp and a wool weft.
A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.
The doctor put a on the boy"s broken arm.
The collective group of people performing a play or production together.
He"s in the of Oliver.
The casting procedure.
A small mass of earth excreted by a worm.
An object made in a mould.
The mould used to make cast objects; as, a plaster cast.
visual, Visual appearance.
Her features had a delicate to them.
(rfex, the ones without)
verb (casts, casting, cast, )
To throw forcefully.
He a stone at the dog.
To throw something down or toss something aside.
to away fear
She the die.
To throw a fishing line or net into the water.
The fisherman the net into the sea.
To assign a role in a play or performance.
The director the part carefully.
(computing) To change a variable type from, for example, integer to real, or integer to text.
Casting is generally an indication of bad design.
Make by pouring into a mould.
(of animals) To lose the hair or fur of the coat, usually in spring.
(context, of fabric) To twist or warp.
(nautical) To bring the bows of a sailing ship on to the required tack just as the anchor is weighed by use of the headsail.
(nautical) To heave the lead and line in order to ascertain the depth of water.
(context, accountancy) To add up a column of figures; cross-cast refers to adding up a row of figures.
(greekmyth): One of the Dioscuri
(star): A double star in the constellation Gemini; alpha (Î~+mn~) Geminorum.
an English surname derived from a Norman habitational name for someone from Eschalle in Pas-de-Calais, France
A short-horned goat-antelope native to mountainous terrain in southern Europe; Rupicapra rupicapra.
(italbrac, Usually as "chamois leather") Soft pliable leather originally made from the skin of chamois (nowadays the hides of deer, sheep, and other species of goat are alternatively used).
(colour) The traditional colour of chamois leather: <table><tr><td bgcolor="
"...the sheet to be chevroned locks itself into the furrow."
1983, Allen Sillitoe, The Lost Flying Boat, ISBN 0246122366, page 118:
"Bull fixed the claw under a batten, strained like a sailor at the capstan, shirt off, arms chevroned by elaborate tattoos"
2003, Felice Picano, A House on the Ocean, a House on the Bay, ISBN 1560234407, page 55:
"Earlier, in glaring winter daylight, I'd first noticed thin lines chevroning off the edge of each eye into the taut skin of his cheeks..."
A small, nocturnal rodent of the genus Chinchilla, native to the Andes, prized for its very soft fur and also often kept as a pet.
The fur of a chinchilla used for clothing.
noun (wikipedia, Chine (boating))
The top of a ridge.
The spine of an animal.
(nautical) a sharp angle in the cross section of a hull
(Southern England) a steep-sided ravine leading from the top of a cliff down to the sea
noun (wikipedia, Chino_cloth)
A coarse cotton fabric commonly used to make trousers and uniforms.
noun (pl=cloths, pl2=clothes)
(uncountable) A woven fabric such as used in dressing, decorating, cleaning or other practical use.
A piece of cloth used for a particular purpose.
A form of attire that represents a particular profession.
(past of, coat)
A person who makes and repairs shoes.
A kind of pie, usually filled with fruit, that lacks a base crust.
(slang) A police officer, usually used in the plural form.
Look out, it's the cobblers!.
The fibre obtained from the husk of a coconut, used chiefly in making rope and matting. Derived from malayalam à´•à´¯à´~+mn~àµ kayar
anything that improves the condition of something
someone who trains athletes
A person or thing that converts.
noun (countable except where indicated; pluralcords)
A long, thin, flexible length of twisted strands of fibre/fiber, for example rope; (uncountable) such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity.
The burglar tied up the householder with a cord.
He looped some cord around his fingers.
A small flexible conductor assembly of insulated wires, "lamp" or "sweeper" cords.
A unit of measurement used for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 x 4 x 8 feet).
(in pluralcords) See cords.
A cross-section measurement of an aircraft's wing.
A heavy fabric, usually made of cotton, with vertical ribs.
A plant that encases its seed in a thin fiber that is harvested and used as a fabric or cloth.
The textile that is harvested from the cotton plant.
Made of cotton.
A somewhat stout and thick fabric of cotton, generally inferior, coarser, and less durable.
A machine used for separating cotton fibers from cotton seeds, etc.
(slang) Any mechanism that separates one person from another, whether it be distance, time, or apathy
She really put me in the cotton gin, when she wouldn't call me back.
raw fibers of cotton before being processed
absorbent cotton for medical or cosmetic use etc.
A thin, crimped stuff, made of raw silk gummed and twisted on the mill. Black crape is much used for mourning garments, also for the dress of some clergymen.
An automobile, airplane, or other vehicle accident.
A computer malfunction that is caused by faulty software, and makes the system either partially or totally inoperable.
A loud sound as made for example by cymbals.
A comedown of a drug.
A herd of rhinoceroses.
(post, 1991) Patrick F. McManus?, "Nincompoopery and Other Group Terms", in The Grasshopper Trap, Henry Holt and Company, ISBN 0-8050-0111-5, page 103,
: One of my favorites among the terms of groups of creatures is a ' of rhinoceros. I can imagine an African guide saying to his client, "Shoot, dammit, shoot! Here comes the whole bloody of rhinoceros!"
: " Personally, I think I"d just as soon come across a of rhinoceros as a knot of toad.
1998, E. Melanie Watt, Black Rhinos, page 19
: The largest group of black rhinos reported was made up of 13 individuals. A group of rhinos is called a .
1999, Edward Osborne Wilson, The Diversity of Life, page 126
: Out in the water a of rhinoceros-like animals browse belly deep through a bed of aquatic plants.
2003', Claude Herve-Bazin, Judith Farr Kenya and Tanzania'', page 23
: The of rhinoceros at Tsavo now numbers almost 200.
verb (crash, es)
(intransitive) to collide with something destructively
(intransitive) to make informal temporary living arrangments
Hey dude, can I at your pad?
(intransitive) (of a computer program) to terminate extraordinary, extraordinarily
(transitive) to severely damage or destroy something by causing it to collide with something else
(transitive)(slang) to turn up at or join a social event without having been invited
quick, fast, intensive
(context, fishing) An osier basket, such as anglers use to hold fish.
A bar or set of bars with skewers for holding paying-off bobbins, as in the roving machine, throstle, and mule.
crepe de Chine
noun (pluralcrepes de Chineorcrepe de Chines)
A fine, thin fabric, usually of silk, that is used to make dresses or blouses.
A strong, heavy fabric of cotton, linen or rayon, used to make curtains and upholstery.
A fastener or a fastening method that secures parts by bending metal around a joint and squeezing it together, often with a tool that adds indentations to capture the parts.
The strap was held together by a simple metal .
(obsolete): A coal broker. Provincial England
(obsolete): One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.
(obsolete): A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
(usually in plural): A hairstyle which has been crimped, or shaped so it bends back and forth in many short kinks.
(obsolete): A game at cards.
To fasten by bending metal so that it squeezes around the parts to be fastened.
He crimped the wire in place.
To style hair into a crimp.
(obsolete): Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.
(obsolete): Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.
A stoneware or earthenware jar or storage container.
A piece of broken pottery, a shard.
(UK, AU) A person who is physically limited by age or injury. Old crocks home = home for the aged
An old or broken-down vehicle (and formerly a horse). Old crocks race = veteran car rally
(slang) Silly talk, a foolish belief, a poor excuse. (short for crock of shit.)
The pots should be crocked for drainage to one-half their depth and the plants made moderately firm in the compost, as already indicated...
(geometry) A surface created by projecting a closed two-dimensional curve along an axis intersecting the plane of the curve.
When the two-dimensional curve is a circle, the cylinder is called a circular cylinder. When the axis is perpendicular to the plane of the curve, the cylinder is called a right cylinder. In non-mathematical usage, both 'right and circular are usually implied.
(geometry) A solid figure bounded by a cylinder and two parallel planes intersecting the cylinder.