I care not for all those strings of pearl, which you fret me by warping into my tresses, Janet.
They are inconvenient for warping, and generally fitted with rollers.
They were, in fact, very particular about their warping threads.
A block made of ash or elm, used in rope-making for warping off yarn.
Hut man, friends must not cast out in that manner, I'll do the warping but you must do the weaving.
warping or dragging them into shallow water had now to be commenced.
It was necessary to paint this bit of plank thoroughly, above and below, to keep it from warping.
There was a tremendous thump and the warping of the very universe about them all.
Above this the superstructure, like the bar of Mick Kennedy's resort, was of warping cottonwood.
These extra pieces are a help to stiffen the top and to keep it from warping.
"to bend, twist, distort," Old English weorpan "to throw, throw away, hit with a missile," from Proto-Germanic *werpanan "to fling by turning the arm" (cf. Old Saxon werpan, Old Norse verpa "to throw," Swedish värpa "to lay eggs," Old Frisian werpa, Middle Low German and Dutch werpen, German werfen, Gothic wairpan "to throw"), from PIE *werb- "to turn, bend" (cf. Latin verber "whip, rod;" Greek rhabdos "rod," rhombos "magic wheel"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). Connection between "turning" and "throwing" is perhaps in the notion of rotating the arm in the act of throwing; cf. Serbo-Croatian obratiti, Old Church Slavonic vreshti "to throw." The meaning "twist out of shape" is first recorded c.1400; intransitive sense is from mid-15c. Related: Warped; warping.
"threads running lengthwise in a fabric," Old English wearp-, from Proto-Germanic *warpo- (cf. Middle Low German warp, Old High German warf "warp," Old Norse varp "cast of a net"), from root *werp- (see warp (v.)). The warp of fabric is that across which the woof is "thrown." Applied in 20c. astrophysics to the "fabric" of space-time, popularized in noun phrase warp speed by 1960s TV series "Star Trek."