tabby, tabby cat(noun)
a cat with a grey or tawny coat mottled with black
brindled, brindle, brinded, tabby(adj)
having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats
A kind of waved silk, usually called watered silk, manufactured like taffeta, but thicker and stronger. The watering is given to it by calendering.
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.
A brindled cat
An old maid or gossip.
Having a wavy or watered appearance; as, a tabby waistcoat.
Brindled; diversified in color; as, a tabby cat.
a kind of waved silk, usually called watered silk, manufactured like taffeta, but thicker and stronger. The watering is given to it by calendering
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
a brindled cat; hence, popularly, any cat
an old maid or gossip
having a wavy or watered appearance; as, a tabby waistcoat
brindled; diversified in color; as, a tabby cat
to water; to cause to look wavy, by the process of calendering; to calender; as, to tabby silk, mohair, ribbon, etc
Tabby is a building material consisting of lime, sand, water, and crushed oyster shells. It was developed and used by English colonists in Charleston, in Beaufort County, and on the Sea Islands of coastal South Carolina, in coastal Georgia, and in northern Florida in the Southern United States. The period of use extended from the Colonial Period into the early 19th century. The labor-intensive process depended on slave labor to crush and burn the oyster shells to supply lime. They were combined with sand and water in wood forms to hold the shape until the material hardened. Tabby was used as a substitute for bricks, which were rare and expensive because of the absence of local clay. Some researchers believe that the name came from the Spanish word, tapia, which means "mud wall", but that English colonists developed their own process independently of the Spanish.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tab′i, n. a coarser kind of waved or watered silk: an artificial stone, a mixture of lime, shells, gravel, stones, and water: a female cat—also Tabb′y-cat.—adj. brindled: diversified in colour.—v.t. to water or cause to look wavy:—pa.t. and pa.p. tabb′ied.—n. Tabb′inet, a more delicate kind of tabby resembling damask, used for window-curtains. [Fr. tabis—Ar. 'attābī, a kind of rich, waved silk—'Attabiya, the quarter in Bagdad where first made.]
The numerical value of tabby in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of tabby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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