Cables are excellent because, like ribbing, they not only add interest to a sweater, but they stretch and give, making for a flattering fit.
Sometimes you can set yourself up for the ribbing by the things you recall, like cassette tapes and rotary dial phones.
A cake that points out old age is a fun way to set a humorous tone at the party and invite some good-natured ribbing.
Ribbing (1816-1899), C. Y.
Copper daggers with parallel ribbing (61) down the middle are common in the XIth-XIVth Dynasties; and in the XVIIIth-XXth Dynasties they are often shown in scenes and on figures.
The great period of Roman pottery is marked by the ribbing on the outsides.
150, and then ribbing extended to all the forms. The ware is generally rather rough, thick and brown for the amphorae, thin and red for smaller vessels.
Of these, Nyblaeus compiled a lucid account of Swedish philosophy from the beginning of the 18th century up to and including Bostrom; Ribbing (Platos Ideelara and Socratische Studien) showed how closely Swedish idealism is allied to Greek.
In his theology of nature he describes a schematic wing as consisting of a rigid ribbing in front, and a flexible sail behind.
Carried by the ribbing (the anterior margin of the wing) which lowers itself, the sail or posterior margin of the wing being raised meanwhile by the air, which sets it straight again, the sail will take an intermediate position and incline itself about 45° plus or minus according to circumstances.