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- n. In calico-printing, a drying-chamber in which cotton cloth is dried after the process of padding. It has several forms, but each generally comprises an in closed passage of considerable length through which heated air is circulated in one direction, while the padded piece is unwound from a roller and passed through the flue in the opposite direction, being dried during its passage, and finally rewound upon another cylinder. See
pad, verb, 3, and padding, 3.
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