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To prepare (flax, hemp etc.) for further processing by soaking, which facilitates separation of fibers from the woody parts of the stem.

the lowland nearly silent except for water-thrushes, the harvested fields, the smell of hops being dried in kilns, flax pulled up and piled in sheaves, in local practice not to be retted till the spring


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  • RET — is a three letter abbreviation that may refer to:In engineering and computer science: *Resolution enhancement technology (image processing) *An instruction in the x86 assembly language *Reverse Engineering Team *Remote Electrical Tilt… …   Wikipedia

  • Ret — usw.: ↑ Reet usw. * * * RET,   Abkürzung für rational emotive Therapie. * * * Ret: usw. ↑Reet usw …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ret — [rEt] n. a tobacco cigarette. (Collegiate.) □ You got a ret I can bum? □ Give my buddy a ret, will you? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Ret — (r[e^]t), v. t. See {Aret}. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ret — Ret, v. t. [Akin to rot.] To prepare for use, as flax, by separating the fibers from the woody part by process of soaking, macerating, and other treatment. Ure. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ret(h)- —     ret(h)     English meaning: to run, to roll     Deutsche Übersetzung: “laufen, rollen”     Material: O.Ind. rátha m. “ cart “, rathī “Wagenlenker”, ráthya “zum cart gehörig”, ratharyáti “travels in cart “; ratheṣṭhü̆ “warrior” = Av.… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • ret — ret1 [ret] vt. retted, retting [ME retten, reten < MDu reten, reeten < IE * reud : see ROTTEN] to dampen or soak (flax, hemp, timber, etc.) in water in order to separate the fibers from the woody tissue ret2 abbrev. 1. retail 2. retain …   English World dictionary

  • Ret|in-A — ret|i|na «REHT uh nuh», noun, plural nas, nae « nee». a layer of cells at the back of the eyeball which is sensitive to light and receives the images of things looked at. The retina contains the rods and cones near its outer surface, and is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ret|i|na — «REHT uh nuh», noun, plural nas, nae « nee». a layer of cells at the back of the eyeball which is sensitive to light and receives the images of things looked at. The retina contains the rods and cones near its outer surface, and is continuous on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ret|ro — ret|ro1 «REHT roh», noun. = retrorocket. (Cf. ↑retrorocket) ╂[< retro (rocket)] ret|ro2 «REHT roh», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a revival, as of the fashion, music, or plays, of earlier decades, especially in France: »The Group TSE s… …   Useful english dictionary


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