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Fibre meaning

fibre - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle.
  2. 2. Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender rootlets of a plant.
  3. 3. Sinew; strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber.
  4. 4. A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.
  5. 5. A tough vegetable fiber used as a substitute for bristles in making brushes. The piassava and the ixtle are both used under this name.
  6. 6. Fine thread or threadlike substance.

fibre - examples of usage

  1. I could hear the humming of it in every fibre of the vessel. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. He touched it to the fibre of metal. - "Long Ago, Far Away", William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster.
  3. Catullus, dying only a few years before the extinction of popular freedom, is, in every nerve and fibre, the poet of a republic. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
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