strick

[ strik ]
/ strɪk /

noun

a group of any of the major bast fibers, as flax or jute, prepared for conversion into sliver form.
any of the pieces cut from a layer of carded and combed silk.

Origin of strick

1375–1425; late Middle English strik bundle of hemp or flax, stick for leveling heaping measures; cf. strickle
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strick

/ (strɪk) /

noun

textiles any bast fibres preparatory to being made into slivers

Word Origin for strick

C15 stric, perhaps of Low German origin; compare Middle Dutch stric, Middle Low German strik rope
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