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weft

 (wĕft)
n.
1.
a. The horizontal threads interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric; woof.
b. Yarn used for the weft.
2. Woven fabric.

[Middle English, from Old English wefta; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]

weft

(wɛft)
n
(Textiles) the yarn woven across the width of the fabric through the lengthwise warp yarn. Also called: filling or woof
[Old English, related to Old Norse veptr; see weave]

weft

(wɛft)

n.
2. a woven fabric or garment.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English; akin to weave]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weft - the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weavingweft - the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
thread, yarn - a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
weave - pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
Translations
kudekudelanka

weft

[weft] N
1. (lit) → trama f
2. (fig) → red f

weft

[ˈwɛft] ntrame f

weft

nEinschlagfaden m, → Schussfaden m

weft

[wɛft] n (Textiles) → trama

warp2

(woːp) noun
(usually with the) the set of threads lying lengthwise in a loom during weaving (the other being the weft (weft) ).
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And yet the work--from the point of view of words and images--with its constant woof and warp of despairs and affirmations and joys of Arab life can be entered, as if beginning were everywhere, at any given point, and one can find oneself in its meanings and revealed truths, so much so, with its dynamism of chanceless chance and destined accident/incident so much a part of the texture of the poems, I was impelled to compare it to the Chinese Book of Changes, at which one threw one's senses instead of coins, because there is a thread of oracularity in the work that underlies the many strata of imagery in which the whole panorama of the Arab world is embedded.
She treats Vainati's surreptitiousness and dubious motivation as the woof and warp of a well-textured detective story, complete with flashbacks and intense passages that read like dramatic monologues.