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verb (used with object)
to extend (slivers of fiber) and twist slightly in carding.
the fibers produced by slubbing.
a slight irregularity in yarn produced either accidentally or purposely by knotting or twisting or by including uneven lengths of fiber in spinning.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for
a lump in yarn or fabric, often made intentionally to give a knobbly effect
a loosely twisted roll of fibre prepared for spinning
) to draw out and twist (a sliver of fibre) preparatory to spinning
(of material) having an irregular appearance
C18: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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