noun Etymology: French ratine Date: 1685 archaic a coarse woolen fabric

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  • Ratteen — Rat*teen (r[a^]t*t[=e]n ), n. [F. ratine.] A thick woolen stuff quilled or twilled. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ratteen — [ra tēn′] n. [Fr ratine: see RATINÉ] a coarse, heavy, twilled woolen cloth, popular in 18th cent. Britain …   English World dictionary

  • ratteen — /ra teen /, n. Obs. ratiné. * * * …   Universalium

  • ratteen — rat·teen …   English syllables

  • ratteen — rat•teen [[t]ræˈtin[/t]] n. Obs. tex a heavy, napped woolen fabric • Etymology: 1675–85; < F ratine, ptp. of ratiner to make a nap on cloth …   From formal English to slang

  • ratteen — /rəˈtin/ (say ruh teen) noun Obsolete → ratine …   Australian English dictionary

  • ratteen — raˈtēn noun ( s) Etymology: French ratine archaic : any of various coarse woolen fabrics (as frieze, baize, drugget) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rattinet — Rat ti*net ( t[i^]*n[e^]t ), n. A woolen stuff thinner than ratteen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -een — noun suffix Etymology: probably from ratteen inferior fabric resembling (a specified fabric) ; imitation < velveteen > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • materials — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Substances used to produce goods Nouns 1. materials, raw materials, substances, stuff; stock, staples; fuel; grist; stores, goods, provisions (see store); means; baggage, personal property. 2. a. wood,… …   English dictionary for students

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