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slubs in a length of wool yarn
tr.v. slubbed, slub·bing, slubs
To draw out and twist (a strand of silk or other textile fiber) in preparation for spinning.
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.
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1. (Textiles) a lump in yarn or fabric, often made intentionally to give a knobbly effect
2. (Textiles) a loosely twisted roll of fibre prepared for spinning
vb, slubs, slubbing or slubbed
(Textiles) (tr) to draw out and twist (a sliver of fibre) preparatory to spinning
(Textiles) (of material) having an irregular appearance
[C18: of unknown origin]
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v. slubbed, slub•bing,
1. to extend (slivers of fiber) and twist slightly in carding.n.
2. the fibers produced by slubbing.
3. a slight irregularity in yarn.
[1825–35; orig. uncertain]
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Past participle: slubbed
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|Noun||1.||slub - soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design|
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