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 troughs where the cloth is placed with hot water and fuller's earth, or other cleansing materials. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Fulling Mill — ♦ Mill used to process cloth (fulling) in water and with clay earth after is has been woven to make the weave denser and tighter. (Waugh, Scott. England in the Reign of Edward III, 238) …   Medieval glossary

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

  • fulling mill — noun Etymology: Middle English fullinge mille 1. : a machine for fulling cloth 2. : a factory where cloth is fulled …   Useful english dictionary

  • fulling-mill — fullˈing mill noun A mill in which woollen cloth is fulled • • • Main Entry: ↑full …   Useful english dictionary

  • Matthews Fulling Mill Site — U.S. National Register of Historic Places Nearest city: North Brookfield, Massachusetts …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Mill — (m[i^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Milled} (m[i^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Milling}.] [See {Mill}, n., and cf. {Muller}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute. [1913 Webster] 2. To shape,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mill — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a building fitted with a mechanical apparatus for grinding corn. b such an apparatus. 2 an apparatus for grinding any solid substance to powder or pulp (pepper mill). 3 a a building fitted with machinery for manufacturing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mill — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a building fitted with a mechanical apparatus for grinding corn. b such an apparatus. 2 an apparatus for grinding any solid substance to powder or pulp (pepper mill). 3 a a building fitted with machinery for manufacturing… …   Useful english dictionary

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