towy

towy

[toh-ee]
adjective
of the nature of or resembling the fiber tow.

Origin:
1595–1605; tow2 + -y1

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tow2 (təʊ)
 
n
1.  the fibres of hemp, flax, jute, etc, in the scutched state
2.  synthetic fibres preparatory to spinning
3.  the coarser fibres discarded after combing
 
[Old English tōw; related to Old Saxon tou, Old Norse tuft of wool, Dutch touwen to spin]
 
'towy2
 
adj

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