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cloth beam


cloth roll

a roller, located at the front of a loom, on which woven material is wound after it leaves the breast beam.
Also called cloth beam. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The cloth-beam is about ten inches in diameter, and the cloth is wound as the weaving proceeds.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
  • Upon it are wound the warp-threads, which stretch in close parallels from it to the cloth-beam at the front of the loom.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle

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