Now we are imitating the motions of carding wool, Helen whispered softly to Nathalie.
The carding takes so long, and my mother is not so strong as she used to be.
From here it went a carding machine of three rollers of different diameters covered with bent metal teeth.
Paul was probably the first, in 1748, to invent the carding Machine.
Slater introduced the Arkwright system of carding and spinning cotton into America in 1790.
Some are carding cylinders and some are stripping cylinders.
The woollen manufacture compels only one unwholesome process,—that of carding; but all the carders are women at half-wages.
Arthur was overseer of the carding; John was in charge of the weaving room.
After attending school here for a short time he again went into the mill in the carding department on the Lawrence corporation.
The machine which helps to produce these ropes is called the carding machine.
c.1400, "playing card," from Middle French carte (14c.), from Latin charta "leaf of paper, tablet," from Greek khartes "layer of papyrus," probably from Egyptian. Form influenced after 14c. by Italian carta (see chart (n.)).
Sense of "playing cards" also is oldest in French. Sense in English extended by 1590s to similar small, flat, stiff bits of paper. Meaning "printed ornamental greetings for special occasions" is from 1869. Application to clever or original persons (1836, originally with an adjective, e.g. smart card) is from the playing-card sense, via expressions such as sure card "an expedient certain to attain an object" (c.1560).
Card table is from 1713. Card-sharper is 1859. House of cards in the figurative sense is from 1640s, first attested in Milton. To have a card up (one's) sleeve is 1898; to play the _______ card is from 1886, originally the Orange card, meaning "appeal to Northern Irish Protestant sentiment (for political advantage)."
"machine for combing," late 14c. (mid-14c. in surname Cardmaker), from Old French carde "card, teasel," from Old Provençal cardo or some other Romanic source (cf. Spanish and Italian carda "thistle, tease, card," back-formation from cardar "to card" (see card (v.1)). The English word probably also comes via Anglo-Latin cardo, from Medieval Latin carda "a teasel," from Latin carduus.
"to comb wool," late 14c., from card (n.2) or else from Old French carder, from Old Provençal cardar "to card," from Vulgar Latin *caritare, from Latin carrere "to clean or comb with a card," perhaps from PIE root *kars- "to scrape" (see harsh). Related: Carded; carding.
1540s, "to play cards" (now obsolete), from card (n.1). From 1925 as "to write (something) on a card for filing." Meaning "require (someone) to show ID" is from 1970s. Related: Carded; carding.
To require someone to show identification, esp at a bar or liquor store: So far my only success was not getting carded at the Wheaton Liquor Store (1970s+)