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TAB'BY, a. [See the Noun.] Brinded; brindled; diversified in color; as a tabby cat.

TAB'BY, n.

1. A kind of waved silk, usually watered. It is manufactured like taffeta, but is thick and stronger. The watering is given to it by the calendar.

2. A mixture of stone of shells and mortar, which becomes hard as a rock; used in Morocco.

TAB'BY, v.t. To water or cause to look wavy; as, to tabby silk, mohair, ribin, &c. This is done by a calendar without water.




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TAB'BY, a. [See the Noun.] Brinded; brindled; diversified in color; as a tabby cat.

TAB'BY, n.

1. A kind of waved silk, usually watered. It is manufactured like taffeta, but is thick and stronger. The watering is given to it by the calendar.

2. A mixture of stone of shells and mortar, which becomes hard as a rock; used in Morocco.

TAB'BY, v.t. To water or cause to look wavy; as, to tabby silk, mohair, ribin, &c. This is done by a calendar without water.


TAB'BY, a. [See the Noun.]

Brinded; brindled; diversified in color; as, a tabby cat. Addison.


TAB'BY, n. [Fr. tabis; It. Sp. and Port. tabi; Dan. tabin; D. tabbyn; G. tobin; Arm. taftas, taffeta. Qu. Fr. taveler, to spot.]

  1. A kind of waved silk, usually watered. It is manufactured like taffeta, but is thicker and stronger. The watering is given to it by the calender. Cyc.
  2. A mixture of lime with shells, gravel or stones in equal proportions, with an equal proportion of water, forming a mass, which, when dry, becomes as hard as rock. This is used in Morocco instead of bricks for the walls of buildings. It was used formerly in Georgia, U.S. Spalding.

TAB'BY, v.t.

To water or cause to look wavy; as, to tabby silk, mohair, ribin, &c. This is done by a calender without water. Cyc.


Tab"by
  1. A kind of waved silk, usually called watered silk, manufactured like taffeta, but thicker and stronger. The watering is given to it by calendering.
  2. Having a wavy or watered appearance; as, a tabby waistcoat.

    Pepys.
  3. To water] to cause to look wavy, by the process of calendering; to calender; as, to tabby silk, mohair, ribbon, etc.
  4. A mixture of lime with shells, gravel, or stones, in equal proportions, with an equal proportion of water. When dry, this becomes as hard as rock.

    Weale.
  5. Brindled; diversified in color; as, a tabby cat.

    Tabby moth (Zoöl.), the grease moth. See under Grease.

  6. A brindled cat; hence, popularly, any cat.
  7. An old maid or gossip.

    [Colloq.] Byron.
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Tabby

TAB'BY, adjective [See the Noun.] Brinded; brindled; diversified in color; as a tabby cat.

TAB'BY, noun

1. A kind of waved silk, usually watered. It is manufactured like taffeta, but is thick and stronger. The watering is given to it by the calendar.

2. A mixture of stone of shells and mortar, which becomes hard as a rock; used in Morocco.

TAB'BY, verb transitive To water or cause to look wavy; as, to tabby silk, mohair, ribin, etc. This is done by a calendar without water.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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