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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of examining cloth for blemishes in weaving by folding it upon the front of the loom as it is unrolled from the cloth-beam.
“Quinces are valued principally only as a culinary fruit for flewing, baking, making marmalade, and to enrich the flavour of Apple-pies, tarts, &c as be - ing of a very heightened fragrance when fully ripe, but generally too hard and af - tringent to eat raw, as before obferved.”
Internet Archive: The British fruit-gardener : and art of pruning : comprising, the most approved methods of planting and raising every useful fruit-tree and fruit-bearing-shrub ... The true successful practice of pruning, training, grafting, budding &c. so as to render them abundantly fruitful: and full directions concerning soils, situations, and exposures
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