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Lint is a small collective of material that tends to hang off of clothing or body parts until it is plucked from its afore-mentioned position. It forms from the material of cheap shirts or windcheaters, either being extracted and compacted in the "washing machine" after which it attaches itself to other items of clothing, or it forms on the body, most often produced in the belly button, but occasionally other hairy orifices.

Lint can be collected and held between the thumb and forefinger, forced friction causing a "lint ball" which can be flicked at enemies, or put aside to later add to other lint balls, therefore creating a "mega lint ball".

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