Carding machine
Carding Card"ing, a. 1. The act or process of preparing staple for spinning, etc., by carding it. See the Note under {Card}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

2. A roll of wool or other fiber as it comes from the carding machine. [1913 Webster]

{Carding engine}, {Carding machine}, a machine for carding cotton, wool, or other fiber, by subjecting it to the action of cylinders, or drums covered with wire-toothed cards, revolving nearly in contact with each other, at different rates of speed, or in opposite directions. The staple issues in soft sheets, or in slender rolls called slivers. [1913 Webster]


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