strick

[strik]
noun
  1. a group of any of the major bast fibers, as flax or jute, prepared for conversion into sliver form.
  2. 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

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for strick
n.

"bundle of broken hemp, etc.," c.1400, from root of strike (v.). Also as a verb (c.1400).

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