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strick

[strik] /strɪk/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English strik bundle of hemp or flax, stick for leveling heaping measures; cf. strickle
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strick

/strɪk/
noun
1.
(textiles) any bast fibres preparatory to being made into slivers
Word Origin
C15 stric, perhaps of Low German origin; compare Middle Dutch stric, Middle Low German strik rope
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Word Origin and History for strick
n.

"bundle of broken hemp, etc.," c.1400, from root of strike (v.). Also as a verb (c.1400).

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