slubbing
Slub Slub, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A roll of wool slightly twisted; a rove; -- called also {slubbing}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Slubbing — Slub bing, a. & n. from {Slub}. [1913 Webster] {Slubbing billy}, or {Slubbing machine}, the machine by which slubs are formed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slubbing — Slub Slub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slubbing}.] To draw out and twist slightly; said of slivers of wool. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slubbing — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1786 roving …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slubbing — slub·bing …   English syllables

  • slubbing — ˈsləbiŋ noun ( s) Etymology: slub of unknown origin + ing (n. suffix) 1. : the act or process of drawing out and slightly twisting wool, cotton, or silk 2. : slightly twis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slubbing billy — Slubbing Slub bing, a. & n. from {Slub}. [1913 Webster] {Slubbing billy}, or {Slubbing machine}, the machine by which slubs are formed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slubbing machine — Slubbing Slub bing, a. & n. from {Slub}. [1913 Webster] {Slubbing billy}, or {Slubbing machine}, the machine by which slubs are formed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slubbing billy — noun : a machine for slubbing …   Useful english dictionary

  • slub — I. transitive verb (slubbed; slubbing) Etymology: back formation from slubbing Date: 1834 to draw out and twist (as slivers of wool) slightly II. noun Date: 1851 a soft thick uneven section in a yarn or thread …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cotton mill — A cotton mill is a factory that houses spinning and weaving machinery. Typically built between 1775 and 1930, mills spun cotton which was an important product during the Industrial Revolution. Cotton mills, and the mechanisation of the spinning… …   Wikipedia

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