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slub

[sluhb] /slʌb/
verb (used with object), slubbed, slubbing.
1.
to extend (slivers of fiber) and twist slightly in carding.
noun
2.
the fibers produced by slubbing.
3.
a slight irregularity in yarn produced either accidentally or purposely by knotting or twisting or by including uneven lengths of fiber in spinning.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for slub

slub

/slʌb/
noun
1.
a lump in yarn or fabric, often made intentionally to give a knobbly effect
2.
a loosely twisted roll of fibre prepared for spinning
verb slubs, slubbing, slubbed
3.
(transitive) to draw out and twist (a sliver of fibre) preparatory to spinning
adjective
4.
(of material) having an irregular appearance
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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