Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In flax-manuf., the process of removing from the flax everything which would be detrimental in spinning, and of making the fibers smooth, parallel, and of equal length. The combs used are of zinc or steel, and are of varying degrees of fineness, the process beginning with a coarse comb and ending with a fine one. Also called
- n. Hackles collectively, as material for making artificial flies.
- v. present participle of hackle.
“A process called hackling separates flax into long fibers and short fibers, or staple.”
“Joe Wilson's hackling was disrespectful, rude, and heartless toward our and his President of the United States.”
“The other two eagles were hackling, strung tight, ready to go at it again.”
“Scar shifted, head up, looking around without any of the hackling or flaring he would have displayed were there unmet eagles nearby.”
“After that came the hackling, the exposed fibers being drawn again and again through ever finer combs.”
“For very fine linen, hackling is done by hand to produce longer fibers than can be obtained by machine hackling.”
“Reactions had ranged from hackling snarls to yelping flight, but even the friendliest curs gave him wide berth.”
“Infact their absence will make parliamentary work even more comfortable without unnecessary noise and hackling.”
“Their absence will make parliamentary work even more comfortable without unnecessary noise and hackling.”
“Suddenly, he broke into song again, and this time, the words were some Naitachal had never heard from the boy before-and there was full, hair-hackling, power-strong Bardic strength behind them.”
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