beetling machine
Beetle Bee"tle (b[=e]"t'l), n. [OE. betel, AS. b[=i]tl, b?tl, mallet, hammer, fr. be['a]tan to beat. See {Beat}, v. t.] 1. A heavy mallet, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing over rollers, as in cotton mills; -- called also {beetling machine}. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


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  • Beetling — Beetle Bee tle (b[=e] t l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beetled} ( t ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Beetling}.] 1. To beat with a heavy mallet. [1913 Webster] 2. To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beetle — I. /ˈbitl / (say beetl) noun 1. any insect of the order Coleoptera, characterised by having forewings modified as hard, horny structures (elytra), not vibrated in flight. 2. any of various insects resembling beetles, as the common cockroach. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • beetle — beetle1 /beet l/, n., v., beetled, beetling. n. 1. any of numerous insects of the order Coleoptera, characterized by hard, horny forewings that cover and protect the membranous flight wings. 2. (loosely) any of various insects resembling the… …   Universalium

  • Beetle — Bee tle (b[=e] t l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beetled} ( t ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Beetling}.] 1. To beat with a heavy mallet. [1913 Webster] 2. To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton goods …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beetled — Beetle Bee tle (b[=e] t l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beetled} ( t ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Beetling}.] 1. To beat with a heavy mallet. [1913 Webster] 2. To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beetle — Bee tle (b[=e] t l), n. [OE. betel, AS. b[=i]tl, b?tl, mallet, hammer, fr. be[ a]tan to beat. See {Beat}, v. t.] 1. A heavy mallet, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bee´tle|like´ — bee|tle1 «BEE tuhl», noun, verb, tled, tling. –n. 1. an insect that has two hard, shiny cases that cover its wings when at rest. There are over 250,000 species of beetles, which vary in size from that of a pinhead to nearly that of a man s fist.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bee|tle — bee|tle1 «BEE tuhl», noun, verb, tled, tling. –n. 1. an insect that has two hard, shiny cases that cover its wings when at rest. There are over 250,000 species of beetles, which vary in size from that of a pinhead to nearly that of a man s fist.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • textile — /teks tuyl, til/, n. 1. any cloth or goods produced by weaving, knitting, or felting. 2. a material, as a fiber or yarn, used in or suitable for weaving: Glass can be used as a textile. adj. 3. woven or capable of being woven: textile fabrics. 4 …   Universalium

  • beetle — beetle1 [bēt′ l] n. [ME bitil < OE bitela < bītan, BITE] 1. any of a large order (Coleoptera) of insects, including weevils, with biting mouthparts and hard front wings (elytra) that cover the membranous hind wings when the hind wings are… …   English World dictionary

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