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tab•by



Pronunciation: (tab'ē), [key]
n., pl. -bies,
adj., v., -bied, -by•ing.


n.
1. a cat with a striped or brindled coat.
2. a domestic cat, esp. a female one.
3. a spinster.
4. a spiteful female gossip or tattler.
5. See plain weave.
6. a watered silk fabric, or any other watered material, as moreen.

adj.
1. striped or brindled.
2. made of or resembling tabby.

v.t.
to give a wavy or watered appearance to, as silk.

tab•by



Pronunciation: (tab'ē), [key]
n.
(in the southeastern U.S.) a building material composed of ground oyster shells, lime, and sand, mixed with salt water.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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