Fulling
Full Full, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fulled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fulling}.] [OE. fullen, OF. fuler, fouler, F. fouler, LL. fullare, fr. L. fullo fuller, cloth fuller, cf. Gr. ? shining, white, AS. fullian to whiten as a fuller, to baptize, fullere a fuller. Cf. {Defile} to foul, {Foil} to frustrate, {Fuller}. n. ] To thicken by moistening, heating, and pressing, as cloth; to mill; to make compact; to scour, cleanse, and thicken in a mill. [1913 Webster]

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  • Fulling — or tucking or walking ( waulking in Scotland) is a step in woollen clothmaking which involves the cleansing of cloth (particularly wool) to get rid of oils, dirt, and other impurities, and thickening it. The worker who does the job is a fuller,… …   Wikipedia

  • Fulling — Full ing, n. The process of cleansing, shrinking, and thickening cloth by moisture, heat, and pressure. [1913 Webster] {Fulling mill}, a mill for fulling cloth as by means of pesties or stampers, which alternately fall into and rise from troughs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fulling — Process that increases the thickness and compactness of woven or knitted wool by subjecting it to moisture, heat, friction, and pressure until shrinkage of 10–25% is achieved. Shrinkage occurs in both the warp and weft see weaving), producing a… …   Universalium

  • fulling — verb To make cloth denser and firmer …   Wiktionary

  • fulling — adj. of or pertaining to the process of cleansing and thickening of cloth and making it compact in a mill fÊŠl v. clean and thicken fabric during the manufacturing process adj. holding its complete capacity; complete; abundant; well stocked;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fulling — noun clean, shrink, and felt (cloth) by heat, pressure, and moisture. → the full …   English new terms dictionary

  • fulling — full·ing …   English syllables

  • fulling — ˈfu̇liŋ, lēŋ noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English fullinge, from fullen to full + inge ing more at full V : the process of shrinking and thickening woolen fabric by application of moisture, heat, friction …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fulling mill — Fulling Full ing, n. The process of cleansing, shrinking, and thickening cloth by moisture, heat, and pressure. [1913 Webster] {Fulling mill}, a mill for fulling cloth as by means of pesties or stampers, which alternately fall into and rise from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fulling mill — noun A water mill used for fulling cloth …   Wiktionary

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