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slub
slubs in a length of wool yarn

slub

 (slŭb)
tr.v. slubbed, slub·bing, slubs
To draw out and twist (a strand of silk or other textile fiber) in preparation for spinning.
n.
1. A soft thick nub in yarn that is either an imperfection or purposely set for a desired effect.
2. A slightly twisted roll of fiber, as of silk or cotton.

[Origin unknown.]
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Adj.1.slubbed - of textilesslubbed - of textiles; having a rough surface; "a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
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