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WEFT, old pret. of wave.

WEFT, n. [from weave.]

1. To woof of cloth; the threads that cross the warp.

2. A web; a thing woven.

WEFT, n. A thing waved, waived, or cast away. [Not used.] [See Waif.]




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WEFT, old pret. of wave.

WEFT, n. [from weave.]

1. To woof of cloth; the threads that cross the warp.

2. A web; a thing woven.

WEFT, n. A thing waved, waived, or cast away. [Not used.] [See Waif.]


WEFT, n.1 [from weave.]

  1. The woof of cloth; the threads that cross the warp.
  2. A web; a thing woven. – Cyc.

WEFT, n.2

A thing waved, waived, or cast away. [Not used. See Waif.]


WEFT, v. [old pret. of Wave. Spenser.]


Weft
  1. imp. *** p. p. of Wave.
  2. A thing waved, waived, or cast away] a waif.

    [Obs.] "A forlorn weft." Spenser.
  3. The woof of cloth; the threads that cross the warp from selvage to selvage; the thread carried by the shuttle in weaving.
  4. A web; a thing woven.
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Weft

WEFT, old preterit tense of wave.

WEFT, noun [from weave.]

1. To woof of cloth; the threads that cross the warp.

2. A web; a thing woven.

WEFT, noun A thing waved, waived, or cast away. [Not used.] [See Waif.]

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importance

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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curdle

CURDLE, v.i. [sometimes written crudle. See Curd.]

1. To coagulate or concrete; to thicken, or change into curd. Milk curdles by a mixture of runnet.

2. To thicken; to congeal; as, the blood curdles in the veins.

CURDLE, v.t.

1. To change into curd; to cause to thicken, coagulate, or concrete. Runnet or brandy curdles milk.

At Florence they curdle their milk with artichoke flowers.

2. To congeal or thicken. The recital curdled my blood.

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