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Definitions of Sleave

  1. To separate, as threads; to divide, as a collection of threads; to sley; - a weaver's term. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To separate or divide a collection of threads. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. To furnish with sleeves. To laugh in the sleeve, to laugh privately or unperceived, perhaps originally by hiding the face under the sleeve. To hang on the sleeve, to be or make dependent on others. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. To separate threads; to sley. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. The knotted or entangled part of silk or thread. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Soft floss or unwrought silk. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. The knotted or entangled part of silk or thread; the refuse of the cocoon which cannot be wound off, but only spun. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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