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n. pl.1.Waste and knots of wool removed by the comb; combings.
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Wool with a break near one end of the staple or the other will create annoying noils and slubs in the yarn.
And noils of wool or of fine animal hair, yarn waste of wool or fine animal hair, plus wool grease (and derived fatty substances such as lanolin) would be exported to Albania duty free from the EU.
Likewise blends of silk and cotton sandwashed twills have the possibility for strong consumer appeal, as do sandwashed noils.