linin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n linin an obsolete term for the network of viscous material in the cell nucleus on which the chromatin granules were thought to be suspended
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n linin The crystallizable bitter principle of Linum catharticum, or purging-flax.
    • n linin The substance which forms the reticulum of the nucleus and incloses the chromatin.
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Usage

In literature:

I'll give you the money, and you can get the linin's too, while you're about it.
"Lavender and Old Lace" by Myrtle Reed
I got to quit now cause there linin up for mess.
""Same old Bill, eh Mable!"" by Edward Streeter
They say 't every cloud has a silver linin', but I can't see no silver linin' to a night like last night.
"Susan Clegg and Her Friend Mrs. Lathrop" by Anne Warner
Alley, aroon, get him the linin'* an' a sup to tighten his elbow.
"The Hedge School; The Midnight Mass; The Donagh Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
Such a cell has a nucleus, with its chromatin, its membrane, and linin, as already described.
"The Story of the Living Machine" by H. W. Conn
That's because he's got a silver linin' to his mug, ain't it, sir?
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
Dey was made out of pine mostly, and sometimes he painted 'em and put a nice linin' over cotton paddin'.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Sometimes dey kivvered de outside wid black calico lak de linin'.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Now that Yuma hoss has kicked the fancy linin' out of every cayuse that dast come nigh her.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Ilka cloud has aye its siller linin'.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
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In news:

Linin' up for chikin' and takin ' a stand.
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