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noil

[noil] /nɔɪl/
noun
1.
a short fiber of cotton, wool, worsted, etc., separated from the long fibers in combing.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; origin uncertain
Related forms
noily, adjective
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noil

/nɔɪl/
noun
1.
(textiles) the short or knotted fibres that are separated from the long fibres, or staple, by combing
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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