strick

strick

[strik]
noun
1.
a group of any of the major bast fibers, as flax or jute, prepared for conversion into sliver form.
2.
any of the pieces cut from a layer of carded and combed silk.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English strik bundle of hemp or flax, stick for leveling heaping measures; cf. strickle

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strick (strɪk)
 
n
textiles any bast fibres preparatory to being made into slivers
 
[C15 stric, perhaps of Low German origin; compare Middle Dutch stric, Middle Low German strik rope]

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