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Definition of riband (Meaning of riband)
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Riband Rib"and, n.
	     See {Ribbon}.
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	     {Riband jasper} (Min.), a variety of jasper having stripes of
	        different colors, as red and green.
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	  Riband Rib"and, n. (Naut.)
	     See {Rib-band}. --Totten.
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	  Ribbon Rib"bon, n. [OE. riban, OF. riban, F. ruban, probably
	     of German origin; cf. D. ringband collar, necklace, E. ring
	     circle, and band.] [Written also {riband}, {ribband}.]
	     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.
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	     2. A narrow strip or shred; as, a steel or magnesium ribbon;
	        sails torn to ribbons.
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	     3. (Shipbuilding) Same as {Rib-band}.
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	     4. pl. Driving reins. [Cant] --London Athen[ae]um.
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	     5. (Her.) A bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth
	        as wide.
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	     6. (Spinning) A silver.
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	     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}.
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	     {Ribbon fish}. (Zo["o]l.)
	        (a) Any elongated, compressed, ribbon-shaped marine fish
	            of the family {Trachypterid[ae]}, especially the
	            species of the genus {Trachypterus}, and the oarfish
	            ({Regelecus Banksii}) 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}.
	
	     {Ribbon grass} (Bot.), a variety of reed canary grass having
	        the leaves stripped with green and white; -- called also
	        {Lady's garters}. See {Reed grass}, under {Reed}.
	
	     {Ribbon seal} (Zo["o]l.), a North Pacific seal ({Histriophoca
	        fasciata}). The adult male is dark brown, conspicuously
	        banded and striped with yellowish white.
	
	     {Ribbon snake} (Zo["o]l.), a common North American snake
	        ({Eutainia saurita}). It is conspicuously striped with
	        bright yellow and dark brown.
	
	     {Ribbon Society}, 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.
	
	
	     {Ribborn worm}. (Zo["o]l.)
	        (a) A tapeworm.
	        (b) A nemertean.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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