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Definition: Ribbon seal
, n. [OE. riban, OF. riban, F. ruban, probably
of German origin; cf. D. ringband collar, necklace, E. ring
circle, and band.] [Written also riband
1. A fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk, used
for trimming some part of a woman's attire, for badges,
and other decorative purposes.
2. A narrow strip or shred; as, a steel or magnesium ribbon;
sails torn to ribbons.
3. (Shipbuilding) Same as Rib-band
4. pl. Driving reins. [Cant] --London Athen[ae]um.
5. (Her.) A bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth
6. (Spinning) A silver.
Note: The blue ribbon, and The red ribbon, are phrases often
used to designate the British orders of the Garter and
of the Bath, respectively, the badges of which are
suspended by ribbons of these colors. See Blue ribbon
, under Blue
(a) Any elongated, compressed, ribbon-shaped marine fish
of the family Trachypterid[ae]
, especially the
species of the genus Trachypterus
, and the oarfish
) of the North Atlantic, which is
sometimes over twenty feet long.
(b) The hairtail, or bladefish.
(c) A small compressed marine fish of the genus Cepola
having a long, slender, tapering tail. The European
species (Cepola rubescens
) is light red throughout.
Called also band fish
(Bot.), a variety of reed canary grass having
the leaves stripped with green and white; -- called also
. See Reed grass
, under Reed
(Zo["o]l.), a North Pacific seal (Histriophoca fasciata
). The adult male is dark brown, conspicuously
banded and striped with yellowish white.
(Zo["o]l.), a common North American snake
). It is conspicuously striped with
bright yellow and dark brown.
, a society in Ireland, founded in the early
part of the 19th century in antagonism to the Orangemen.
It afterwards became an organization of tennant farmers
banded together to prevent eviction by landlords. It took
its name from the green ribbon worn by members as a badge.
(a) A tapeworm.
(b) A nemertean.