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tab·by / ˈtabē/ • n. (pl. -bies) 1. (also tab·by cat) a cat whose fur is mottled or streaked with dark stripes. ∎ inf. any domestic cat. 2. a fabric with a watered pattern, typically silk. 3. a plain weave. 4. a type of concrete made of lime, shells, gravel, and stones that dries very hard. • adj. (of a cat) gray or brownish in color and streaked with dark stripes.

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tabby silk taffeta, orig. striped XVII; short for t. cat (XVII), cat having a striped coat XVIII; (colloq.) elderly maiden lady. — (O)F. tabis, †atabis — Arab. ′attābīi name of a quarter of Baghdad in which the stuff was manufactured.

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tabby. Gravel, lime, and crushed oyster- or mussel-shells mixed with water, forming a type of concrete.

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