noil

noil

[noil]
noun
a short fiber of cotton, wool, worsted, etc., separated from the long fibers in combing.

Origin:
1615–25; origin uncertain

noily, adjective
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noil (nɔɪl)
 
n
textiles the short or knotted fibres that are separated from the long fibres, or staple, by combing
 
[C17: of unknown origin]

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