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sley

or slay, sleigh

[ sley ]
/ sleɪ /
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noun, plural sleys.
the reed of a loom.
the warp count in woven fabrics.
British. the lay of a loom.
verb (used with object)
to draw (warp ends) through the heddle eyes of the harness or through the dents of the reed in accordance with a given plan for weaving a fabric.
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Origin of sley

before 1050; Middle English sleye,Old English slege weaver's reed; akin to Dutch slag,German Schlag,Old Norse slag,Gothic slahs a blow; see slay
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