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sley

[sley] /sleɪ/
noun, plural sleys.
1.
the reed of a loom.
2.
the warp count in woven fabrics.
3.
British. the lay of a loom.
verb (used with object)
4.
to draw (warp ends) through the heddle eyes of the harness or through the dents of the reed in accordance with a given plan for weaving a fabric.
Also, slay, sleigh.
Origin
1050
before 1050; Middle English sleye, Old English slege weaver's reed; akin to Dutch slag, German Schlag, Old Norse slag, Gothic slahs a blow; see slay
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  • She then threads them through the sley, which resembles the teeth of a giant comb.

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