Makeup is reapplied, lint rollers are re-rolled, and string is cut from the inside of a sock.
I did think the hall was rather dirty when I dropped my coat and took it up covered with lint.
A cloth should never be used, for it leaves some lint behind; but take off the dust with a painter's brush, or a pair of bellows.
Again, the ax is found to be wrapped in lint that was in my possession, according to the fisherman.
It's the lint, the sticking-plaster and the bandages, and the turn-an'-twist.'
As nobody dared to go below to dispose of them properly, they were reduced to lint in a few minutes.
lint is the name given to the cotton which remains when separated from the seeds.
There, get me a bit of lint,” he continued, “and you shall see how easily and well I will do this.
A very small proportion by weight of the plant is taken by the lint.
Sow hemp for lint broadcast, when the weather has become warm enough for corn-planting.
late 14c., "flax prepared for spinning," also "refuse of flax used as kindling," somehow from the source of Old English lin "flax" (see linen), perhaps from or by influence of Middle French linette "grain of flax," diminutive of lin "flax," from Latin linum "flax, linen;" Klein suggests from Latin linteum "linen cloth," neuter of adjective linteus. Later "flax refuse used as tinder or for dressing wounds" (c.1400). Still used for "flax" in Scotland in Burns' time. Applied in American English to stray cotton fluff.
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.