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heddle

[hed-l] /ˈhɛd l/
noun
1.
one of the sets of vertical cords or wires in a loom, forming the principal part of the harness that guides the warp threads.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; perhaps representing Old English *hefedl, a metathetic variant of hefeld (Middle English helde, ModE heald), cognate with Old Saxon hevild; akin to Old Norse hafald
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  • For curves and large figures each heddle must be separately governed.
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heddle

/ˈhɛdəl/
noun
1.
one of a set of frames of vertical wires on a loom, each wire having an eye through which a warp thread can be passed
Word Origin
Old English hefeld chain; related to Old Norse hafald, Middle Low German hevelte
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