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Definition: watered silk
, n.; pl. Tabbies
. [F. tabis (cf. It. tab[`i],
Sp. & Pg. tab['i], LL. attabi), fr. Ar. 'att[=a]b[=i],
properly the name of a quarter of Bagdad where it was made,
the quarter being named from the prince Attab, great grandson
of Omeyya. Cf. Tobine
1. A kind of waved silk, usually called watered silk
manufactured like taffeta, but thicker and stronger. The
watering is given to it by calendering.
2. A mixture of lime with shells, gravel, or stones, in equal
proportions, with an equal proportion of water. When dry,
this becomes as hard as rock. --Weale.
3. A brindled cat; hence, popularly, any cat.
4. An old maid or gossip. [Colloq.] --Byron.