slubbed

slub

[sluhb]
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:
1825–35; origin uncertain

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slub (slʌb)
 
n
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
 
vb , slubs, slubbing, slubbed
3.  (tr) to draw out and twist (a sliver of fibre) preparatory to spinning
 
adj
4.  (of material) having an irregular appearance
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

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