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card clothing

a very sturdy fabric with a leather or rubber fillet imbedded with wire teeth for disentangling and cleaning textile fibers, used to cover the rollers or flats of a carding machine. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The second machine utilized a horizontal cylinder covered with parallel rows of card clothing.

  • The place of the other is filled by what are called "flats," or narrow bars of iron covered with card clothing.

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