Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of becoming full: as, the fulling of the moon.
- n. The process of cleansing, scouring, and pressing woolen goods to felt the fibers together and make the cloth stronger and firmer. It is also termed milling, because the cloth is scoured in a water-mill.
- n. Baptism.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The process of cleansing, shrinking, and thickening cloth by moisture, heat, and pressure.
- From full. (Wiktionary)
“Another type of song: the fuller's song, used in fulling the homespun in the old-fashioned style.”
“Flannels are subjected to several finishing operations, such as fulling, teaseling, pressing, and stretching.”
“After "fulling" cloth is woolly and rough; to improve the appearance it is first”
“Some Jews settled in Adrianople, where they learned a more advanced way to fabricate fine woolens using the process of "fulling", which repeatedly beats the wool until the threads are very tight and the fabric shrinks to half its size, turning it into felt.”
“The scratching surface also needs to be at least tall enough for the cat to fulling stretch itself out while scratching.”
“In fact, apply for the job advertised, and sell your qualities for fulling those requirements, but come with a creative plan about how you are going to keep the citizens of the district involved and inspired.”
“Taking some of the excess profits out of the drug trade by creating a legitimate channel will help reduce this as will reducing the amount of western aid cash which must also be fulling these local rivalries.”
“So we started fulling around with ways to get the as many teams as possible into a “playoff” type system that makes fans of the BCS, and those who do not want to get ride of the Bowls happy.”
“How long would it take organized crime to up and fulling controlling America's distibution system if the panel is dismantled?”
“You have to wait at least 6 weeks when they are fulling weaned to let them go from their mothers.”
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