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  • n. The process of decomposing the gummy matter of flax and hemp and setting the fibrous part, by outdoor exposure, to dew, rain, and sunshine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Dewrotting; the process of decomposing the gummy matter of flax and hemp and setting the fibrous part, by exposure on a sward to dew, rain, and sunshine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The exposure of hemp or flax to the action of dew by spreading it on grass, to render easier the separation of the fiber from the feculent matter. Also dew-rotting, dew-softening.

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