Felt grain
Felt Felt, n. [AS. felt; akin to D. vilt, G. filz, and possibly to Gr. ? hair or wool wrought into felt, L. pilus hair, pileus a felt cap or hat.] 1. A cloth or stuff made of matted fibers of wool, or wool and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving. [1913 Webster]

It were a delicate stratagem to shoe A troop of horse with felt. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A hat made of felt. --Thynne. [1913 Webster]

3. A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To know whether sheep are sound or not, see that the felt be loose. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

{Felt grain}, the grain of timber which is transverse to the annular rings or plates; the direction of the medullary rays in oak and some other timber. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


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