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strick

(strɪk)
n
(Textiles) textiles any bast fibres preparatory to being made into slivers
[C15 stric, perhaps of Low German origin; compare Middle Dutch stric, Middle Low German strik rope]
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Strick

 a bundle of broken hemp, 1616; of flax or jute; a grain measure (one bushel), 1893. See also strike.
Examples: strick of barley, 1530; of coals, 1576; of corn, 1421; of flax; of malt, 1600; of silk fibres, 1887.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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